Get Real

Documentary Theatre Past and Present

  • Alison Forsyth
  • Chris Megson

Part of the Performance Interventions book series (PIPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alison Forsyth, Chris Megson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Janelle Reinelt
    Pages 6-23
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-256

About this book


Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Forsyth
    • 1
  • Chris Megson
    • 2
  1. 1.Aberystwyth UniversityUK
  2. 2.Royal Holloway CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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