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Directing Scenes & Senses: The Thinking of Regie

Boenisch, Peter M. (2015) Directing Scenes & Senses: The Thinking of Regie. Theatre: Theory – Practice – Performance . Manchester University Press, Manchester, 256 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-9719-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As European theatre directors become a familiar presence on international stages and a new generation of theatre makers absorbs their impulses, this study develops fresh perspectives on Regie, the Continental European tradition of staging playtexts. Leaving behind unhelpful clichés that pit, above all, the director against the playwright, Peter M. Boenisch stages playful encounters between Continental theatre and Continental philosophy. The contemporary Regie work of Thomas Ostermeier, Frank Castorf, Ivo van Hove, Guy Cassiers, tg STAN, and others, here meets the works of Friedrich Schiller and Leopold Jessner, Hegelian speculative dialectics, and the critical philosophy of Jacques Rancière and Slavoj Zizek in order to explore the thinking of Regie - how to think Regie, and how Regie thinks. This partial and 'sideways look' invites a wider reconsideration of the potential of 'playing' theatre today, of its aesthetic possibilities, and its political stakes in the global neoliberal economy of the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1655 Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: P. Boenisch
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 16:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51637 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Boenisch, Peter M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3639-4788
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