© 2007

Re-Framing the Theatrical

Interdisciplinary Landscapes for Performance

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alison Oddey
    Pages 1-21
  3. Alison Oddey
    Pages 105-132
  4. Alison Oddey
    Pages 162-192
  5. Alison Oddey
    Pages 193-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-250

About this book


Oddey questions the role of the spectator and director, and the nature of art works and performance. She provocatively demonstrates the spectator as centre of the artistic experience, a new kind of making theatre-art, revealing its spirit and nature; searching for space and contemplation in a hectic twenty-first century landscape.


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About the authors

ALISON ODDEY is Visiting Professor of Contemporary Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Northampton, UK. As a broadcaster, she wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 series 'Stand-ups and Strumpets'. Her publications include The Potentials of Spaces, Performing Women and Devising Theatre.

Bibliographic information


'Alison Oddey - a highly regarded performance scholar - broke new ground with her first book on devising for theatre. In this latest intervention, Re-Framing the Theatrical , she makes some radical claims about performance, discussing spirituality, silence in performance, and the emergence of the spectator as performer-protagonist: key themes in contemporary practice and emerging theory.' - Professor Lizbeth Goodman, SMARTlab, University of East London