Devising Solo Performance : A Practitioner’s Enquiry.

Dey, Misri ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Devising Solo Performance : A Practitioner’s Enquiry. Doctoral thesis, Falmouth University.

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Abstract / Summary

This research explores the validity and value of ‘solo devising’as a means for specifying a category of theatre-
making that has been little discussed, compared to group devising, in existing literature on devising and postdramatic theatre.

Primary source material was obtained through carrying out extended interviews with five experienced British theatre
practitioners who have made work that could be described as solo devised performance: Tim Etchells, Bobby Baker, Mike Pearson, Nigel Charnock and Wendy Houstoun.

In analysing these interviews, referred to in detail but not
reproduced in full, the enquiry draws on a range of writings, including Oddey, Heddon, Harvie, Alexander and George, on devising and making performance and in particular on Melrose’s concept of practitioner-centred expert knowledge, Lehmann’s notion of the postdramatic and Sennett’s specification of expertise in craftsmanship.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Performance > Theatre > Acting
Performance > Theatre
Depositing User: Lucy Seale
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 16:57
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:29


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