Essay 3 Gesturing towards post-physical performance

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Abstract

Callery considers physical theatre ‘not codifiable’ (2001: 5) and to apply to such a diversity of practices that it is ‘virtually undefinable’. Nevertheless she attempts to isolate some key features: the importance of the actor as a creator rather than as an interpreter; collaborative and somatic working processes; the ‘live-ness’ of the theatre and an open ‘stage-spectator relationship’ (2001: 5). It’s virtually indefinable, yet we know what it is.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Theatres
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Reader
EditorsJohn Keefe, Simon Murray
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781134230976, 9780203012857
ISBN (Print)9780415362528, 9780415362511
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Chamberlain, F. (2007). Essay 3 Gesturing towards post-physical performance. In J. Keefe, & S. Murray (Eds.), Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader (1 ed., pp. 117-122). Abingdon & New York: Taylor and Francis Ltd..