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Editorial | Éditorial
Yun-Cheol Kim


Special Topics: The Spectator (Section Editor: Patrice Pavis)

Editorial Comment
Patrice Pavis

Writing the Embodied Experience: Ekphrastic and Creative Writing as Audience Research
Matthew Reason

Acts of Spectating: The Dramaturgy of the Audience’s Experience in Contemporary Theatre
Peter M. Boenisch

Public Sphere and Contemporary Performance
Christopher Balme

Postdramatic Spectatorship: Participate or Else
Rachel Fensham

Réflexions sur le spectateur dans le théâtre pré- et postdramatique
Hans Thies Lehmann

Le point de vue du spectateur
Patrice Pavis


Interviews (Section Editor: Randy Gener)

“Brave Decisions Must Develop the Artist” — Interview with Bulgarian Scenic and Costume Designer Nikola Toromanov
Emil Iliev

“The Balkans are Full of Drama” — Interview with Macedonian Playwright Dejan Dukovski
Nelko Nelkovski

“A Gleam in Her Eye: Language Theatre in the Visual Age” — Interview with U.S. Actor and Director Barbara Oliver
Lissa Tyler Renaud

«L’acteur et la forme marionnettique dans le théâtre polyphonique» — Interview avec l’acteur français, marionnettiste et metteur en scène Johanny Bert
Irène Sadowska Guillon

“The Playwright Must be Relevant, Proactive, and at Times Pre-empt Society” — Interview with Nigerian Playwright, Director and Actor Ahmed Yerima
Dr. Ngozi Udengwu

“Underneath All Plays are Questions about Memory and Identity” — Interview with Playwright Chiori Miyagawa
Randy Gener

“Writing Can Be Torn Up, Strange, Misfit” — Interview with U.S. Playwright Erik Ehn
Randy Gener


Essays (Section Editor: Maria Helena Serôdio)

Essays: Celebrating Theatre
Maria Helena Serôdio

An Overview of Theatertreffen in Berlin 2012
Maria Shevtsova

Les fleurs et les pleurs: A propos de l’installation et du théâtre multimédia de Park Eunyoung
Patrice Pavis

The Shadow of August Strindberg
Margareta Sörenson

The Fabric of Traditional Theatre: Archived Memories and the Question of Cultural Ownership
Manabu Noda


Conference Papers (Section Editors: Mark Brown & Savas Patsalidis)

Editorial Commentary: Theatre Beyond the Theatre
Savas Patsalidis

Stepping off the Stage: Luís Castro’s Concept of “Perfinst” and his Theatre Project Karnart
Maria Helena Serôdio (Portugal)

The Local Theatre “in Ruins”
Magdalena Gołaczyńska (Poland)

En dehors du théâtre, au cœur du théâtre
Michel Vaïs (Quebec/Canada)

Theatre Beyond the Theatre: The South African Case
Brent Meersman (South Africa)

Re-visiting the Community: The Politics of Theatre Beyond the Theatre
Savas Patsalidis (Greece)


Performance Reviews (Section Editor: Matti Linnavuori)

Editorial Notice
Matti Linnavuori

Estonian Theatre: Shiny Classics and Some Shaky Modernism
Ian Herbert

Verbal vs. Physical Theatre on Stage Helsinki 2012
Yun-Cheol Kim

Beyond the Clichés of Miss Julie
Mihail Baykov

Béla Pintér Rewrites the Battles of 1848
Judit Csáki

La traversée de l’Esprit
Daria Dimiu

Kukura Sets his Artistic Credo against Soap Operas
Tomasz Milkowski

A Secret Encounter at The Shakespeare Festival in Craiova
Maria Zărnescu

Sibiu Stuns with Purcărete
Matti Linnavuori and Lissa Tyler Renaud

The Live Digitizing of the Actor
Primož Jesenko

The Fashion for Policy
Christine Matvienko

In the Shadow of Cate Blanchett
Kalina Stefanova

Shakespeare on the Saint Lawrence: A Summer Romp on the US-Canadian Border
Alvina Ruprecht

Le théâtre de la cruauté comique
Irène Sadowska-Guillon

Laying Bridges in the Gulf
Savas Patsalidis

Guru Grapples with Global Concerns
Ajay Joshi

Between Holograms and Special Effects, Richard Maxwell and Philippe Quesne Challenge the Audience
Sergio Lo Gatto

Avignon: mi-figue, mi-raisin
Jean-Pierre Han


Book Reviews (Section Editor: Don Rubin)

Strindberg: A Life, By Sue Prideaux, 371 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Patricia Keeney (Canada)

Exorcism, A play in one-act by Eugene O’Neill with a Foreword by Edward Albee and an Introduction by Louise Bernard, 85 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Temple Hauptfleisch (South Africa)

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, By Kamal Al-Solaylee, 205 pp. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2012.
Don Rubin (Canada)

Trans(per)Forming Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, Edited by Judith Rudakoff, 264 pp. Chicago: Intellect, 2012.
Don Rubin (Canada)


Critics on Criticism (Section Editor: Yun-Cheol Kim)

The Critic is Not an Artist
Mark Brown

“I am not going to say what I think” Criticism and censorship. A case-study of Romanian criticism in the Ceausescu period
Andrea Tompa

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