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JANEZ JANŠA: PRESENCE, REPRESENTATION, THEATRICALITY. DISCUSSIONS FROM CONTEMPORARY THEATRE THEORIES (1996)

The discussions in the book by Janez Janša offer a summary of theatre theories from the last four decades – therefore from the period when they were in full academic and publicistic swing. The collection of articles represents fundamental accessions to theatre studying, from semiotics to anthropology, through deconstruction and phenomenology, to feminism and post-structuralism. The collection provides the most basic information on some of the essential theoretical territories, notions and problems, without which a relevant reflection on contemporary performing arts would cease to exist. The book is aimed at a broad public and not only the experts, and as a supplement you will find an exhaustive selection of bibliography for further studies.

 


About the author

Janez Janša has studied sociology and theatre directing at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and performance theory at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
He is author and director of several theatre performances. His piece CAMILLO - MEMO 1.0: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEATRE has been directed by himself at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Italy (May 1998). DRIVE IN CAMILLO has openned Manifesta 3, European biennale of contemporary arts (2000). He has been nominated for European Theatre Prize “New Realities” in 1999. His latest piece is interactive performance MISS MOBILE, recently performed at La Mama (New York, april 2002) and Centre Pompidou (Paris, September 2002). 
Janša’s work includes also visual, multimedia and performance art works. Among latest are THE CABINET OF MEMORIES, a tear donnor session, and the CD-ROM Ferdo Delak, Avantgarde Artist. He curated several interdisciplinary workshops arround Europe. He has published numerous essays on contemporary theatre and art including the book on Flemish artist and theatre maker Jan Fabre (JAN FABRE - La Discipline du chaos, le chaos de la discipline, Armand Colin, Paris 1994; published in Dutch, Italian and Slovene as well). He is the editor in chief of the performing arts journal MASKA and has edited a reader of contemporary theatre theories (PRESENCE, REPRESENTATION, THEATRICALITY, Maska, Ljubljana 1996), and a reader of contemporary dance theories (THEORIES OF CONTEMORARY DANCE, Maska, Ljubljana, 2001) and several other titles.
Memory, privacy, spectatorship - A monograph on Hrvatin's performances published by Maska. Sprecial editions, Maska, 2003.

Content

Emil Hrvatin: INTRODUCTION

THEATRICALITY

Josette Féral: THEATRICALITY
Regis Durand: PERFORMANCE ART AND LIMITS OF THEATRICALITY
Erika Fischer – Lichte: THEATRE AS A SEMIOTIC SYSTEM
Blaž lukan: THEATRE BETWEEN THE SIGN AND THE FACE

LIMITS OF REPRESENTATION

Umberto Eco: SEMIOTICS OF A THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Jean-François Lyotard: TOOTH, PALM
Jacques Derrida: THEATRE OF CRUELTY AND THE CLOSURE OF REPRESENTATION
Roger Coplan: THE PRESENCE OF MEDIATION
Elin Diamond: MIMESIS, MIMICRY AND THE ‘TRUE-REAL’

ACTORS, TEXT, PERFORMANCE

Patrice Pavis: FROM TEXT TO STAGE: A DIFFICULT BIRTH
Bert O. States: ACTOR/TEXT
Aldo Milohnić: PERFORMATIVE THEATRE

DRAMATURGY OF THE SPECTATOR’S PLEASURE

Marco De Marinis: DRAMATURGY OF THE SPECTATOR
Anne Ubersfeld: SPECTATOR’S PLEASURE

TWO ANTHROPOLOGIES

Richard Schechner: ON THE POETICS OF THE PERFORMANCE
Eugenio Barba: ANTHROPOLOGY OF THEATRE

AUTHORS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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Publication description

298 pages, 150 x 210 mm format, paperback edition