The Contemporary Ensemble: Interviews with Theatre-Makers

Radosavljevic, Duska (2013) The Contemporary Ensemble: Interviews with Theatre-Makers. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415535304
Creators:Radosavljevic, Duska
Abstract:

Questions of ensemble – what it is, how it works – are both inherent to a variety of Western theatre traditions, and re-emerging and evolving in striking new ways in the twenty-first century. The Contemporary Ensemble draws together an unprecedented range of original interviews with world-renowned theatre-makers in order to directly address both the former and latter concerns. Reflecting on ‘the ensemble way of working’ within this major new resource are figures including:

Michael Boyd, Hermann Wündrich, Yuri Butusov, Max Stafford-Clark, Elizabeth LeCompte, Lyn Gardner, Adriano Shaplin, Phelim McDermott; and Emma Rice;

representing companies including:

The RSC; The Berliner Ensemble; The Satirikon Theatre; Out of Joint; The Wooster Group; Kneehigh Theatre; Song of the Goat; The Riot Group; The Neo-Futurists; Shadow Casters; and Ontroerend Goed.

All 22 interviews were conducted especially for the collection, and draw upon the author’s rich background working as scholar, educator and dramaturg with a variety of ensembles. The resulting compendium radically re-situates the ensemble in the context of globalisation, higher education and simplistic understandings of ‘text-based’ and ‘devised’ theatre practice, and traces a compelling new line through the contemporary theatre landscape.

Official URL:https://www.routledge.com/The-Contemporary-Ensembl...
Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ensemble
Date:23 April 2013
Funders:Arts and Humanities Research Council
Projects:The Role of Ensemble Theatre in Redefining Playwriting and Writing for Performance in the 21st Century
ID Code:753
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