The Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance (Hardcover)
This is a comprehensive overview of contemporary European theatre and performance as it enters the third decade of the twenty-first century. It combines critical discussions of key concepts, practitioners, and trends within theatre-making, both in particular countries and across borders, that are shaping European stage practice.
With the geography, geopolitics, and cultural politics of Europe more unsettled than at any point in recent memory, this book's combination of national and thematic coverage offers a balanced understanding of the continent's theatre and performance cultures. Employing a range of methodologies and critical approaches across its three parts and ninety-four chapters, this book's first part contains a comprehensive listing of European nations, the second part charts responses to thematic complexes that define current European performance, and the third section gathers a series of case studies that explore the contribution of some of Europe's foremost theatre makers. Rather than rehearsing rote knowledge, this is a collection of carefully curated, interpretive accounts from an international roster of scholars and practitioners.
The Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance gives undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and practitioners an indispensable reference resource that can be used broadly across curricula.