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.
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.'
'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.'
'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'