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Author Goebbels, Heiner.

Title Aesthetics of absence : texts on theatre / Heiner Goebbels ; edited by Jane Collins ; consultant editor Nicholas Till ; translated by David Roesner and Christina M. Lagao.

Published London : Routledge, 2015.
London New York Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

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 UniM Southbank  792.0943 Goe    DUE 18-11-19
Uniform title Ästhetik der Abwesenheit. English
Physical description xxv, 111 pages, 16 color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Aesthetics of absence: How it all began -- pt. I Texts on work(s) -- 2.Description of a picture, table-parties and comparative degrees: About the opera Landscape with Distant Relatives -- 3.̀You notice some things only because they're not connected to anything': Questions on constructing Eraritjaritjaka -- 4.Real time in Oberplan: On Stifters Dinge -- A theatre of deceleration -- 5.Peculiar voices: On working on I Went to the House But Did Not Enter -- 6.The space as invitation: The spectator as the object of art -- pt. II Texts on artists -- 7.̀But I wanted this to be a narrative': Jean-Luc Godard as a composer -- 8.What we don't see attracts us: Four theses on Call Cutta by Rimini Protokoll -- 9.The mystery of signs: For Robert Wilson -- 10.Trust no eye: For Erich Wonder -- 11.̀To comprehensively build up a society with modest prosperity': The Ensemble Modern as an example -- pt. III Texts on education --
Contents note continued: 12.Research or craftsmanship? Nine theses on the future of an education for the performing arts -- 13.If I want an actor to cry, I give him an onion: On working with actors -- 14.A giant wooden pistol: Theory and practice in Giesen -- 15.Organizing hearing and seeing: Die Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft -- 16.Compromise is a bad director: Theatre as museum or laboratory.
Summary "Aesthetics of Absence presents a significant challenge to the many embedded assumptions and hierarchical structures that have become 'naturalised' in western theatre production. This is the first English translation by Heiner Goebbels, the renowned German theatre director, composer and teacher. These writings map Heiner Goebbels' engagement with 'Aesthetics of Absence' through his own experience at the forefront of innovative music-theatre and performance making. In this volume Goebbels reflects on works created over a period of more than twenty years staged throughout the world; introduces some of his key artistic influences, including Robert Wilson and Jean-Luc Godard; discusses the work of his students and ex students the collective Rimini Protokoll, and, sets out the case for a radical re thinking of theatre and performance education. He gives us a rare insight into the rehearsal process of critically acclaimed works such as Eraritjaritjaka and Stifters' Dinge explaining, in meticulous detail, the way he weaves an eclectic range of references from fine art, theatre, literature, politics, anthropology, contemporary and classical music, jazz and folk, into his multi- textured music-theatre compositions. As an artist who is prepared to share his research and demystify the processes through which his own works come into being, as a teacher with a coherent pedagogical strategy for educating the next generation of theatre makers, in this volume, Goebbels brings together practice, research and scholarship"--
Other author Collins, Jane, 1951- editor.
Till, Nicholas, 1955- editor.
Rosener, David, translator.
Lagao, Christina M., translator.
Subject Theater -- Germany -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780415831031 (hardback)
9780415831048 (paperback)
9781315850153 (ebook)