By Hans-Thies Lehmann
Newly tailored for the Anglophone reader, this is often a good translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking examine of the recent theatre types that experience built because the past due Sixties, which has develop into a key reference aspect in overseas discussions of latest theatre.
In the advancements because the overdue Nineteen Sixties, Lehmann considers them when it comes to dramatic conception and theatre heritage, as an artistic reaction to the emergence of latest applied sciences, and as an old shift from a text-based tradition to a brand new media age of snapshot and sound.
Engaging with theoreticians of 'drama' from Aristotle and Brecht, to Barthes and Schechner, the booklet analyzes the paintings of contemporary experimental theatre practitioners reminiscent of Robert Wilson, Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Müller, the Wooster workforce, Needcompany and Societas Raffaello Sanzio.
Illustrated by way of a wealth of sensible examples, and with an creation via Karen Jürs-Munby delivering invaluable theoretical and inventive contexts for the booklet, Postdramatic Theatre is an ancient survey expertly mixed with a different theoretical procedure which publications the reader via this new theatre landscape.