The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadía

The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadía

Beyond the Playwright

Simon David Breden

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Tamesis Books

Overview

Overview

Breden shifts the focus of academic study away from product and towards process, demonstrating how an understanding of process assists in the reading of the theatrical product.
The rehearsal processes of theatre companies are an oft-neglected area of research in Drama and Performance Studies. This work on the Catalan devising collective Els Joglars and the Madrid producing venue Teatro de la Abadía seeks to redress the balance with a close analysis of methodologies employed in rehearsal. In effect, both companies have created distinctive rehearsal processes by applying ideas and techniques from a wider European context to a Spanish theatre scene which had been seen to follow rather than develop trends and techniques visible in theatre across France, Italy and Germany. Critically, their hybrid rehearsal processes generate heightened theatrical results for the audience. Thus the book shifts the focus of academic study away from product and towards process, demonstrating how an understanding of process assists in the reading of the theatrical product.

Simon David Breden obtained a PhD in Drama & Hispanic Studies from Queen Mary, University of London. He has worked as a professional director and expert in Spanish theatre in London and Madrid.

Details

April 2014
275 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855662780
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC ANF, 1DSE, 2AB, 3JM
BISAC LIT004280, DRA000000
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Els Joglars
Chapter 1: Introduction and History
Chapter 2: Theory and Practice
Chapter 3: Development and Improvisation
Chapter 4: Experiential Performance
Part II: Teatro de la Abadía
Chapter 5: Introduction and History
Chapter 6: Rehearsal Room Ethos
Chapter 7: Theory and Practice
Chapter 8: Holy Theatre
Conclusion
Bibliography

Author Bio

Currently undertaking Post-Doctoral Research PDI University of Salamanca, Spain

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