Theatrical Events

Borders – Dynamics – Frames. IFTR/FIRT. Theatrical Event Working Group

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Theatrical Events. Borders, Dynamics and Frames is written to develop the concept of ‘Eventness’ in Theatre Studies. The book as a whole stresses the importance of understanding theatre performances as aesthetic-communicative encounters of a wide range of agents and aspects. The Theatrical Event concept means not only that performers and spectators meet, but also that the specific mental sets, backgrounds and cultural contexts they bring in, strongly contribute to the character of a particular event.
Moreover, this concept gives space to the study of the role societal developments – such as technological, political, economical or educational ones – play in theatrical events.

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The book is written by a group of theatre scholars, members of The International Federation for Theatre Research and since 1997 unified in the IFTR/FIRT Working Group “Theatrical Event: Production, Reception, Audience Participation and their Interrelationships”.
”…a fine record of scholarship…” in: Theatre Research International, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2005
Jacqueline MARTIN: Preface
Willmar SAUTER : Introducing the Theatrical Event
Henri SCHOENMAKERS & John TULLOCH: From Audience Research to the Study of Theatrical Events: a Shift in Focus
PART ONE BORDERS OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT
Vicky Ann CREMONA: Introduction
Chapter 1 Thomas POSTLEWAIT: Constructing Events in Theatre History: A Matter of Credibility
Chapter 2 Andreas KOTTE: The Transformation of a Ceremony of Penance into a Play
Chapter 3 Vicky Ann CREMONA: Carnival as a Theatrical Event
Chapter 4 Jacqueline MARTIN, Georgia SEFFRIN & Rod WISSLER: The Festival is a Theatrical Event
Chapter 5 Hadassa SHANI: The Theatrical Event: From Coordination to Dynamic Interactivity
PART TWO DYNAMICS OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT
Peter EVERSMANN: Introduction
Chapter 6 Peter EVERSMANN: The Experience of the Theatrical Event
Chapter 7 John TULLOCH: Chekhov in Bath: Dimensions, Experiences and Concepts of an ‘Everyday’ Theatrical Event
Chapter 8 Anthony JACKSON & Shulamith LEV-ALADGEM: Rethinking Audience Participation: Audiences in Alternative and Educational Theatre
PART THREE FRAMES OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT
Hans van MAANEN: Introduction
Chapter 9 Hans van MAANEN: How Contexts Frame Theatrical Events
Chapter 10 Temple HAUPTFLEISCH: Eventification: Utilizing the Theatrical System to Frame the Event
Chapter 11 Robin NELSON: Live of Wired?: Technologizing the Event
Chapter 12 Denise AGIMAN: When a Theatrical Event is Intercultural
Chapter 13 Anneli SARO: Formation of Events: Estonian Theatre and Society under Loupe
Chapter 14 Corina SHOEFF: In Search of the Theatre’s Social ‘Eventness’
Chapter 15 Linda STREIT: Corssing the Divide: Defamiliarization as a Means for Rupturing Borders
John Russell BROWN: Consequences
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