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Reading List

(just suggestions, not a complete list)

What is dramaturgy?

Cardulla, ed. (1995) What is Dramaturgy? Peter Lang Publishing.

Londré, Words at Play: Creative Writing and Dramaturgy. Introduction.

Luckhurst, Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre, Introduction.

Jonas, Proehl, and Lupu, Dramaturgy in American Theater: A Source Book. Essays by Cattaneo, Kalb, Brockett, Bly, Crum, Lord, Lupu, and Katz.

Stalpaert, ‘A Dramaturgy of the Body,’ Performance Research 14.3 (2009): 121-5.

Turner and Behrndt, Dramaturgy and Performance, Introduction and Chapter 1.

Trencsényi, Katalin and Bernadette Cochrane (2014) New Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice. London: Bloomsbury Methuen
Drama.


Role of the dramaturg

Behrndt, ‘Dance, Dramaturgy and Damaturgical Thinking,’ Contemporary Theatre Review 20.2 (2010): 185-96

Boenisch, ‘Towards a Theatre of Encounter and Experience: Reflexive Dramaturgies and Classic Texts,’ Contemporary Theatre Review 20.2 (2010): pp. 162-72.

Haring-Smith, ‘Dramaturging Non-Realism: Creating a New Vocabulary,’ Theatre Topics 13.1 (March 2003): 45-54.

Jonas, Proehl, and Lupu, Dramaturgy in American Theater: A Source Book. Sections 3-5 (Section 5 focuses on developing new work).

Kunst, ‘The Economy of Proximity: Dramaturgical Work in Contemporary Dance,’ Performance Research 14.3 (2009): 81-8.

Luckhurst, 'Dramaturgy and Agendas of Change: Tinderbox and the Joint Sectoral Dramaturgy Project', Contemporary Theatre Review, 20:2, 173 – 184

Rudakoff, ‘The Four Elements: New Models for a Subversive Dramaturgy,’ Theatre Topics13.1. (March 2003)

Rudakoff and Thompson (2002) Between the Lines: The Process of Dramaturgy.


Historical Roots of Dramaturgy

Luckhurst, Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre, Chapters 2-6.

Turner and Behrndt, Dramaturgy and Performance, Chapters 2-3


Play analysis

Ball, Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays.

Beckerman, Dynamics of Drama: Theory and Method of Analysis.

Hayman, How to Read a Play.

Hornby, Script into Performance.

Olf, ‘Reading the Dramatic Text for Production,’ Theatre Topics 7.2 (1997): 153-69.

Pavis, Analyzing Performance: Theatre, Dance, and Film.

Articles from “Dramaturgy Special Issue,” Theatre Topics 13.1 (March 2003). Available Online through Project Muse.

Articles from “On Dramaturgy,” Performance Research 14.3 (2009). Available online through Taylor and Francis Social Science and Humanities Library.

Articles from “New Dramaturgies,” Contemporary Theatre Review 20.2 (May 2010). Available online through Taylor and Francis Social Science and Humanities Library.