Practising the Real on the Contemporary Stage

José Antonio Sánchez

José Antonio Sánchez

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

Translated by Charlie Allwood
192 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781783204168 Published December 2014
An analysis of reality and "the real" as presented in contemporary artistic creation, Practising the Real on the Contemporary Stage examines the responses given by performing arts to the importance placed on reality beyond representation. This book proposes four historic itineraries defined by the ways in which the issue of the real is addressed: the representation of visible reality and its paradoxes, the place of the real on the lived body, the limits placed on representation by experiences of pain and death, and those practices that denounce the real. Practising the Real on the Contemporary Stage will be warmly welcomed by scholars of aesthetics and contemporary artistic practice. 
Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Reality and the Visible

Real and Virtual

The Irruption of the Real

Iconoclastic Theatre

At the Limits of Representation

Genocides

History and Memory

The Performance of Others

The Real is Relational

Essayism and Representation

Conclusion: Theatre and Reality

Appendix: Ethics of Representation

Bibliography

Index

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