Devising Theatre
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Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 : 9780415049009
Pages : 254 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice, with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It was written because of a perceived need for information about the subject, and is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.

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