Composed Theatre (Book)

Aesthetics, Practices, Processes

A unique contribution to an emerging field, Composed Theatre explores musical strategies of organization as viable alternative means of organizing theatrical work. In addition to insightful essays by a stellar group of international contributors, this volume also includes interviews with important practitioners, shedding light on historical and theoretical aspects of composed theatre.

Category: Performing Arts


David Roesner is a senior lecturer in drama at the University of Exeter. Matthias Rebstock is junior professor of scenic music at the University of Hildesheim in Germany.

'A significant, stimulating introduction to a strand of theatre that is bound to move more centre-field.' 

Adam Somerset for Theatre in Wales

'Brings together a diverse range of voices and perspectives, appropriately conveying the sense of scholars and artists engaged in ongoing debate about a developing form. ... It is a style of performance I ahve had little direct experience with but the book made me want to hear and see more.' 

Jackie Smart for Theatre Research International

'The volume is accompanied by many beautiful full-colour illustrations (some being major works in art history), photographs and diagrams, making it an appealing choice as a textbook for a number of University courses and programmes, as well as a delight for researchers'

Studies in Theatre and Performance, Pamela Karantonis
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