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The term ‘Postdramatic Theatre’, which has become an increasingly important one since the publication of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s book Postdramatic Theatre. 3 Oct Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans -Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking study of the new theatre. The English translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s Postdramatic Theatre, a study because the debate about postdramatic theatre has already had a good airing .

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Even though the concept poatdramatic postdramatic theatre is in many ways analogous to the notion of postmodern theatre, it is not based on the application of a general cultural concept to the specific domain of theatre, but derives and unfolds from within a long-established theatde on theatre aesthetics itself, as a deconstruction of one of its major premises.

It is not only a revealing reading, it is also a very inspiring text. The Builders Association, Elements of Oz Despite their rhies, the new forms and aesthetics that have evolved have one essential quality in common: A Book About the Theatre: Death of a Salesman: In its most radical varieties, postdramatic theatre knows no “plot” at all, but concentrates fully on the interaction between performer and audience.

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Interview with Young Jean Lee. Contemporary Performance Update — November 25, Headlands Center for the Arts. Another way of using the notion is to describe plays with little or no drama, for instance the plays of Jon Fosse.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Views Read Edit View history. The notion of postdramatic theatre was established by German theatre researcher Hans-Thies Lehmann in his book Postdramatic Theatre[1] summarising a number of tendencies and stylistic traits occurring in avant-garde theatre since the end of the s.

Sign up Connect with:. Media — Pauline Oliveros. Beyond academia, if the term is acknowledged at all it seems to be treated with that sort of British scepticism especially reserved for “continental” thinking involving the prefix “post-“. Please enter your username or email address.

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However the more you become a part of postdramatic theatrical practices the easier it is to understand or makes sense of what he has to say. To take each in turn: Granted, it’s not easy to follow him when he’s talking about performances and groups I’ve not had the opportunity to experience myself but it opens one’s ahns to the wealth of criticism that’s available, which he has read and summarized for the benefit of novices theztre me.


The book was an attempt to theorize the political in theater in the time of the so-called postmodern more from the perspective of its forms of language and the self-reflection of its praxis and less as an illustration of directly political themes. The resonance of my book Postdramatic Theatre surprised me. Part of Platform Every so often you come across a book that seems to put into words a whole collection of thoughts that have been flying around your head.

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Berlin, Bonanza An established network of international festivals and coproductions has turned this trend into a trademark of contemporary theatre all over Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries while, so far, only rarely reaching the UK. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Lehmann locates what he calls ‘the new theatre’ as part of ‘a simultaneous and multi-perspectival form of perceiving’; this, he argues is brought about, in large part, by a reaction to the dominance of the written text.

See Also Interview with Tim Griffin. By the s, British playwrights revealed their own interest in what would soon be understood as postdramatic forms of writing. Richard Maxwell, Neutral Hero See all 6 reviews.