Two Revolutions in Korea: From the Candlelight Protests to the #Me, too Movement

Two Revolutions in Korea: From the Candlelight Protests to the #Me, too Movement

Noh, Yi-Joung* Korean theatre has been caught in the middle of a historical vortex that started in 2016 and has continued into 2018. During this turbulent period, the most dramatic of scenes have played out not on the comparatively quiet

The Contrasting Landscape of Theatre in Turkey: Resisting (with) Theatre

The Contrasting Landscape of Theatre in Turkey: Resisting (with) Theatre

Eylem Ejder* Looking at the Current Landscape When I was writing a draft for this report, I realized that, in Istanbul, the most populated city in Turkey, more than 150 theatre productions are being staged every evening. It is quite

Climbing Mount Fabre

Climbing Mount Fabre

Margareta Sörenson* Mount Olympus, to Glorify the Cult of Tragedy. Concept and direction: Jan Fabre. Choreography: Jan Fabre and the dancers. Text: Jeroen Olyslaegers, Jan Fabre. Dramaturgy: Miet Martens. Guest-dramaturges: Hans-Thies Lehmann, Luk Van den Dries, Freddy Decreus. Music: Dag

Le monde comme hôpital

Le monde comme hôpital

Georges Banu* Résumé: La scène se fixe parfois sur des motifs qui sont repris un certain temps pour être ensuite abandonnés : ils s’apparentent à ce que Roland Barthes appelait les « mythologies » de la société, mais cette fois-ci appliquées au théâtre. Il

Performance Spectatorship: “Acting Without Acting”

Performance Spectatorship: “Acting Without Acting”

Evi Prousali* Abstract: Various theoretical approaches have been proposed in order to verify the way by which the spectator perceives a performance. Nowadays, neurophysiology along with cognitive neuroscience offer new tools which enable performance theorists to embark on research into the

Cancer, Narrative and the End of Telling

Cancer, Narrative and the End of Telling

Mechele Leon* Abstract: Focusing on the author’s solo theatre piece Bladder Interrupted: A Self-Story About Cancer, the article examines cancer performance as a ceremony of recovery for the artist facing catastrophic disease. If narrative psychology teaches that the self is constructed

“I and you” Becomes “I am you”: The Audience’s Gaze in Contemporary Medical Performance

“I and you” Becomes “I am you”: The Audience’s Gaze in Contemporary Medical Performance

Alex Mermikides* Abstract: This paper explores the capacity of theatre to complicate, multiply and extend the dynamic of looking and caring, as this is reflected in two recent productions, devised by the author. Bloodlines (2012-16) follows a patient undergoing treatment for life-threatening blood

Medicine, Theatre and Light in the Era of Postdramatic Theatre

Medicine, Theatre and Light in the Era of Postdramatic Theatre

Amy Chan* and Natalie Cheung** Abstract: The concept of postdramatic theatre has raised discussions, inspired creative explorations and led to research in theatre in recent years. Through the review and reflections on two original medicine-themed site-specific performances created by the authors,

Birthing a Critique of Modernity

Birthing a Critique of Modernity

Swati Simha* Abstract: Theatre has often dealt with the question of Modernity: What constitutes modern theatre? How should one practice “The Modern” in theatre? Should the post-colonial writer get back to their “Traditional” roots? In this paper, I will look at

The Creative Process of The Birth Machine: The History of Childbirth in Brazil through Five Generations in My Own Family

The Creative Process of <em>The Birth Machine</em>: The History of Childbirth in Brazil through Five Generations in My Own Family

Marcia Zanelatto* Translated by Marcela Miller Abstract: This article discusses the creative process of the play The Birth Machine, one of the seven plays for The Birth Project, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK. Through depicting five generations of chilbirth in my