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Performance and community: commentary and case studies

Performance and community: commentary and case studies

McAvinchey, Caoimhe, 1974-

A collection of case studies, interviews and investigations into some of the leading companies in community theatre. Performance practice in community settings is an established part of the cultural landscape. However, this practice is frequently viewed as functional: an intervention that seeks to solve, educate or heal. Performance and Community presents an alternative vision, focussing, instead, on the aesthetic and political ambitions of artists, organisations and cultural producers committed to this area. Through case studies, this edited collection gives unprecedented access to some of the leading organisations in the field, examining their creative processes and placing them in their historical context. In parallel, a series of interviews with individual artists explores their approaches and how they are re-shaped by the communities that they encounter. Case studies include: the Grassmarket Project, the Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, London Bubble, Magic Me and the partnership between the artist, Mark Storor and producer, Anna Ledgard; while interviews in this collection include: Mojisola Adebayo, Bobby Baker, Sue Emmas, Tony Fegan, Paul Heritage, Rosemary Lee and Lois Weaver. An invaluable resource for students of applied, social, community and contemporary theatre practices, Performance and Community provides vivid evidence of the complex negotiations between artist and community that lie at the heart of this delicate work

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Published London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, [2014]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Caoimhe McAvinchey
ISBN: 1408147254, 9781408147252
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations
Subject: United Kingdom, Great Britain; Theatre direction & production; Community theater Case studies.; Performing Arts; Theatre studies; Artists and community Case studies.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781408146422