Juers-Munby, Karen (2009) The Resistant Text in Postdramatic Theatre: Performing Elfriede Jelinek's ‘Sprachflächen’. Performance Research, 14 (1). pp. 46-56. ISSN 1469-9990Full text not available from this repository.
This article places stagings of theatre texts by Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek in the wider theoretical context of the relationship between text and performance in postdramatic theatre. Countering a widespread misperception that postdramatic theatre is by definition theatre beyond the use of text, the article argues that in Jelinek productions, postdramatic forms of communication arise in response to a challenging new type of theatre text provided by the writer that actively demands new directorial and performative approaches. After first looking at Jelinek’s longstanding resistance to conventional theatre practice as articulated in her theoretical essays, I explore productions by Thirza Brunken, Einar Schleef and Nicolas Stemann. I argue that Jelinek’s texts act as a resistant force and that productions of her work increasingly acknowledge and openly exhibit the conflict between written text and performance in their dramaturgical approaches.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Performance Research|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Postdramatic theatre ; Elfriede Jelinek ; Text and Performance ; Nicolas Stemann|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2012 13:19|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:22|
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