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Performing epic or telling tales, Fiona Macintosh and Justine McConnell

Label
Performing epic or telling tales
Title
Performing epic or telling tales
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Macintosh and Justine McConnell
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Performing Epic or Telling Tales takes the new millennium as a starting point for an exploration of the turn to narrative in twenty-first-century theatre, which is often also a turn to Graeco-Roman epic. However, the dominant focus of the volume is less on 'what' the recent epic turn in the theatre consists of than 'why' it seems to be so prevalent: this turn is explained with reference not only to the translation and scholarly histories of the epics, but also to earlier performance traditions and, notably, to recent theoretical debates relating to text-based 'drama' and performance based 'theatre'. 0What is perhaps most remarkable about this epic turn is not simply the sheer number of outstanding performances that it has produced; it is also that recent practice appears to have outstripped much theoretical discussion about theatre. In chapters ranging from spoken word performances to ballet, from the use of machines and technology to performances that make space for voices occluded by the ancient epics, Performing Epic or Telling Tales seeks to contextualize and explain the 'narrative'/storytelling (re-)turn in recent live performances - a turn that regularly entails engagement with ancient Graeco-Roman epics, which have long provided poets, playwrights, artists, and theatre makers with a storehouse of rich, often perceived as 'raw', material. Refigured and refracted for the modern era, the epics of ancient Greece and Rome are found to be particularly revealing, and particularly 'telling' of the contemporary wider cultural sphere
Cataloging source
YDX
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1959-
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Macintosh, Fiona
Dewey number
882/.0109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3133
LC item number
.M33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McConnell, Justine
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Greek drama
  • Performing arts
  • Oral communication
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Greek drama
  • Oral communication
  • Performing arts
  • Greece
  • Performance art
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology, Roman
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Performing arts
  • Storytelling
Label
Performing epic or telling tales, Fiona Macintosh and Justine McConnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Performing epic now -- Telling tales on stage -- Telling tales with words -- Telling tales with the body -- Telling tales with machines -- Telling other tales
Control code
1111784141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780198846581
Lccn
2019949621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111784141
Label
Performing epic or telling tales, Fiona Macintosh and Justine McConnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Performing epic now -- Telling tales on stage -- Telling tales with words -- Telling tales with the body -- Telling tales with machines -- Telling other tales
Control code
1111784141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780198846581
Lccn
2019949621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111784141

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