Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events
Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events by Baz Kershaw
Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events Author: Baz Kershaw
Title: Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events
ISBN: 0521877164
ISBN13: 978-0521877169
Other Formats: mbr txt rtf lrf
Pages: 370 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 4, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1482 kb
Size EPUB version: 1526 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




This book asks what are the challenges to theatre and the purposes of performance in an ecologically threatened world? Is there a future for theatre as an ethically and politically alert art through environmental action? How might ecological understandings refigure the natural virtues of theatre and performance? Theatre Ecology gets to grips with such questions by investigating an eclectic cosmopolitan sample of environments and performance events, in theatres and beyond. It proposes that performance is a peculiarly twenty-first century addiction at the root global warming. Encountering this prospect head-on, it searches for pathological hope in historical theatre at the end of its tether and rumbles the contemporary paradigm of performance for signs of eco-sanity. Recognising the future is always before its time, Theatre Ecology is a paradoxical tract for survival past the final ecological era.