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Teaching Postdramatic Theatre

Anxieties, Aporias and Disclosures

  • Glenn D'Cruz

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Introduction

This book explores the concept and vocabulary of postdramatic theatre from a pedagogical perspective. It identifies some of the major anxieties and paradoxes generated by teaching postdramatic theatre through practice, with reference to the aesthetic, cultural and institutional pressures that shape teaching practices. It also presents a series of case studies that identify the pedagogical fault lines that expose the power-relations inherent in teaching (with a focus on the higher education sector as opposed to actor training institutions). It uses auto-ethnography, performance analysis and critical theory to assist university teachers involved in directing theatre productions to deepen their understanding of the concept of postdramatic theatre.

Keywords

university thinking learning unconventional theatricality politics auto-ethnography performance analysis critical theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Glenn D'Cruz
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Communication & Creative ArtDeakin UniversityBurwood, VICAustralia

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