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Naturalism in Theatre: Its Development and Legacy

Naturalism in Theatre: Its Development and Legacy

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An accessible survey of the development of naturalism and its effects on modern-day theatre. Taking into account the philosophical, scientific and aesthetic ideas that constituted the movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book examines why naturalism is still a dominant mode of performance in theatre.

Author: Kenneth Pickering, Jayne Thompson
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Published: 03/20/2013
Pages: 248
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780230361089

Review Citation(s):
Choice 12/01/2013

About the Author
Kenneth Pickering is founder/director of the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education in London and is Honorary Professor of Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. He was also Professor of Theatre and Visiting Scholar in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA. Kenneth is the author of Studying Modern Drama and Theatre Studies.

Jayne Thompson is Lecturer in the Drama and Theatre Studies department at the University of Kent, UK where she is also the Subject Specialist in Drama. Her teaching is focused on Naturalism, site-specific performance, contemporary performance practice and applied theatre, she is particularly interested in the untrained body in performance. Jayne is also a Director of Scratch Arts (community based contemporary performance company).

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