Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: From Simulation to Embeddedness

1st Edition

Matthew Causey

Routledge
Published October 13, 2009
Reference - 216 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415544108 - CAT# Y102097
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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Summary

Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems.

The book examines the two Iraq wars, 9/11 and the War on Terror through the lens of performance studies, and, drawing on the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Martin Heidegger, alongside the dramas of Beckett, Genet and Shakespeare, and the theatre of the Kantor, Foreman, Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio and the Wooster Group, the book positions theatre and performance in technoculture and articulates the processes of aesthetics, metaphysics and politics.

This wide-ranging study reflects on how the theatre and performance have been challenged and extended within these new cultural phenomena.

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