Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson is an American-European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides - a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. Les mer
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Robert Wilson is an American-European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides - a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert Wilson combines:








an analysis of his main productions, situated in their American and European socio-cultural and political contexts







a focused, detailed study of Wilson's pathbreaking Einstein on the Beach







a study of Pushkin's Fairy Tales as the foremost example of his folk-rock music theatre in the twenty-first century







an exploration of his 'visual book', workshop and rehearsal methods, and collaborative procedures







a study of his aesthetic principles and the elements of composition that distinguish his directorial approach







a series of practical exercises for students and practitioners highlighting Wilson's technique.





As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of figures


Acknowledgements











A WORKING LIFE
Becoming Robert Wilson


Dance plays, silent operas and words


Art and politics: the 1960s and after


Wilson after Einstein






METHOD, ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES



A workshop method


Elements and principles






EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH









Itinerary and reception


Einstein on the Beach: a landmark


Structure and form


Breakdown of the work


Summing up


4. POST SCRIPTUM OF 2017: PUSHKIN'S FAIRY TALES



Style and 'camp'


Display and cultural evocation


5. PRACTICAL EXERCISES










Movement


Body imaging


Make-up


Composing a silent play


Sound and music


Working with texts


Light


A short glossary of terms


Bibliography


Index

Om forfatteren

Maria Shevtsova is Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her books include Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance (2004), Fifty Key Theatre Directors (2005), Sociology of Theatre and Performance (2009), Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre (co-authored, 2009) and The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing (co-authored, 2013). All her books have been translated into multiple languages, and she is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly.