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Bastard or Playmate?: Adapting Theatre, Mutating Media and Contemporary Performing Arts

Bastard or Playmate?: Adapting Theatre, Mutating Media and Contemporary Performing Arts
 

Artistic media seem to be in a permanent condition of mutation and transformation. Contemporary artists often investigate the limits and possibilities of the media they use and experiment with the crossing, upgrading and mutilation of media. Others explicitly explore the unknown ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789089642585
Barcode 9789089642585
Published 1 July 2012 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
Language Dutch
Author(s) By Depestel, David
By Debackere, Boris
By Vanderbeeken, Robrecht
By Stalpaert, Christel
Series Theater Topics (part: 5)
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ISBN-13 9789089642585
ISBN-10 9089642587
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date 1 July 2012
International Publication Date 26 January 2012
Publication Country Netherlands Netherlands
Format Paperback
Language Dutch
Author(s) By Depestel, David
By Debackere, Boris
By Vanderbeeken, Robrecht
By Stalpaert, Christel
Series Theater Topics (part: 5)
Category Theatre, Drama
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Dutch
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 439g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Other Performing Arts
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 792
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Artistic media seem to be in a permanent condition of mutation and transformation. Contemporary artists often investigate the limits and possibilities of the media they use and experiment with the crossing, upgrading and mutilation of media. Others explicitly explore the unknown intermedial space between existing media, searching for the hybrid beings that occupy these in-betweens. This issue of Theater Topics explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation with theatre and performance. Bringing together international scholars and artists, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. Throughout, Bastard or Playmate? is responsive to the cross-disciplinary use of key concepts such as remediation, digitization, interactivity, corporeality, liveness, surveillance, spectacle, performativity and theatricality. The book guides readers new to the area of intermediality, as well as experienced researchers into one of the most dynamic fields of scholarship. Bastard or Playmate? Adapting Theatre, Mutating Media and the Contemporary Performing Arts is the fifth issue of the series Theater Topics. This series contains publications about research in and about theatre, each issue giving a comprehensive overview of research concerning a specific topic. This issue contains contributions by Katia Arfara, Edwin Carels, Jeroen Coppens, Nancy Delhalle, Tom Engels, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Eva Heisler, Evelien Jonckheere, Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw, Elise Morrison, Marco Pustianaz, Frederik Le Roy, Anna Teresa Scheer, Klaas Tindemans, and Nele Wynants.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A rich volume that celebrates the political responsibility and potential of live performance that does not shy away from other media, but willingly embraces them to continuously mutate, and yet at the same time remains one of the most innovative and relevant art forms today. -- Dirk Gindt, Theatre Research International

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Author's Bio

David Depestel is a freelance translator and editor|Boris Debackere is a multimedia artist.|Robrecht Vanderbeeken is a postdctoral fellow at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University College Ghent|Christel Stalpaert is professor of theatre, performance and media studies at Ghent University and co-director of the research Group S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media)

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