TaPRA 2018, Aberystwyth, Directing and Dramaturgy WG: “Serious Entertainment: Audience Enjoyment, Politics and the Intellectual”

Deadline: April 20, 2018
DIRECTING AND DRAMATURGY WORKING GROUP THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE. ABERYSTWYTH CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS   “Serious Entertainment: Audience Enjoyment, Politics and the Intellectual”. Entertainment, enjoyment, pleasure. Placer et docere. According to the seventeenth-century French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine, an author must both instruct, and please. Closer to today, and to theatre, the mid-twentieth-century French...


Deadline: April 13, 2017
Intervals, gaps, breaks, ellipses, caesuras, pauses, syncopes… Live performance can very literally have an interval. In addition, in our modern world of hyper-acceleration, Jonathan Crary calls for a state of being suspended, or an interval: ‘a looking or listening so rapt that it is an exemption from ordinary conditions … a hovering out of time.’ (Suspensions of Perception, 1999). This year, the Directing and Dramaturgy Working Group will examine the centrality of intervals to...

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