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Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field

This work explores the ways in which the physical dramaturg can benefit the creation process of both traditional and devised productions. In separate chapters, new ways to approach a wide range of physical worlds are discussed. Case studies discussed range from the works of Shakespeare and other period playwrights to the processes of Jerzy Grotowski, Lloyd Williamson, Richard Schechner, and Michael Checkhov, and devising works in a variety of contexts from Pig Iron, Bell’Arte International, Bill Bowers and mime, Tectonic Theater Project, and Liz Lerman’s Dance exchange. This anthology gives dramaturgs, actors, and directors new ways of looking at existing methods and provides examples of how to translate, combine, and adapt them into new explorations for training, rehearsal, or research.

Bowditch, R. (ed.), Casazza, J. (ed.), Thornton, A. (ed.). Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field. London: Routledge, 2018. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315544861