Journal article

Review of 'Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement'

R Sallis

Drama Research: International Journal of Drama in Education | National Drama Publications | Published : 2017

Abstract

This monograph by theatre historian/researcher Andy Lavender, entitled Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement is based on international conference and symposia presentations he has given over the past four to five years. As he states in his text, Lavender has been on a quest for new theatre and performance types that have emerged since the late 1980s. Intentionally Lavender has written the book using a theme-based approach to his essays rather than adopting a chronological structure. The content of the book like its title is focused on theatre and performance and those who produce and experience it in a postmodern environment. Lavender’s essential premise is that the..

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