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Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

EditorDu¿ka Radosavljevic

Paperback | September 8, 2016

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The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century. The dominance of the internet has led to a growing trend of selfappointed theatre critics and bloggers who are changing the focus and purpose of the discussion around live performance. Even though the blogosphere has garnered suspicion and hostility from some mainstream newspaper critics, it has also provided significant intellectual and ideological challenges to the increasingly conservative profile of the professional critic. This book features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice. Authors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, the UK and the US share their perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism. The book features an introductory essay by its editor, Duska Radosavljevic.
Duska Radosavljevic is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent. In 1998 she won the Harold Hobson Sunday Times Student Drama Critic Award and has written hundreds of theatre, dance and comedy reviews for the Stage Newspaper. She has also worked as the Dramaturg for the Northern Stage Ensemble and as an education...
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Title:Theatre Criticism: Changing LandscapesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472577094

ISBN - 13:9781472577092

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Table of Contents

Contents: Duska Radosavljevic - Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes I Contexts and Histories of Theatre Criticism George Hunka - Style Versus Substance: American Theatre Criticism Since 1945 Valda Cakare - The Problem of Reliability: Theatre Criticism in Latvia Savas Patsalidis - From the Uncritical Certainties of Modernism to the Critical Uncertainties of Postmodernism: Reviewing Theatre in Greece Kristina Matvienko - Russian Theatre Criticism: In Search of Contemporary Relevance Margherita Laera - How to Get Your Hands Dirty: Old and New Models of 'Militant' Theatre Criticism in Italy Vasco Boenisch - What German Theatre Critics Think and What Their Readers Expect: An Empirical Analysis of Misunderstandings Andrew Haydon - A Brief History of Online Theatre Criticism in England II Critics' Voices Mark Fisher - Do They Mean Me? A Survey of Fictional Theatre Critics Mark Brown - Between Journalism and Art: The Location of Criticism in the Twenty-First Century Jill Dolan - Code-Switching and Constellations: On Feminist Theatre Criticism Maddy Costa - The Critic as Insider: Shifting UK Critical Practice Towards 'Embedded' Relationships and the Routes This Opens Up Towards Dialogue and Dramaturgy III Changing Forms and Functions of Criticism Diana Damian Martin - Criticism as a Political Event Matthew Reason - Conversation and Criticism: Audiences and Unfinished Critical Thinking Michelle MacArthur - Crowdsourcing the Review and the Record: A Collaborative Approach to Theatre Criticism and Archiving in the Digital Age Natasa Govedic - Articism (Art + Criticism) and the Live Birds of Passionate Response William McEvoy - Performative Criticism and Creative Critical Writing IV Samples of Critical Practice Alison Croggon - How to Think Like a Theatre Critic Open Dialogues - NOTA Alice Saville - Huff Megan Vaughan - Teh Internet is a Serious Business

Editorial Reviews

This is the perfect source book for degree courses that cover theatre criticism either as a practical subject or as a subject for literary analysis, that looks at the subject from several different perspectives to provide plenty of material for discussion.