Preface to the English Edition 1. Prologue 2. Drama Drama and Theatre Drama and Dialectic 3. Pre-histories Towards a Prehistory of Postdramatic Theatre A Short Look Back at the Historical Avant-gardes 4. Panorama of Postdramatic Theatre Beyond Dramatic Action: Ceremony, Voices in Space, Landscape Postdramatic Theatrical Signs Examples 5. Performance Theatre and Performance The Present of Performance 6. Aspects: Text - Space - Time - Body - Media Text Space Time Body Media 7. Epilogue 8. Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
Hans-Thies Lehmann is Professor of Theatre Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His numerous publications include Theater und Mythos (1991) on the constitution of the subject in ancient Greek tragedy, Writing the Political (2002) and, with Patrick Primavesi, Heiner Muller Handbuch (2004). Karen Jurs-Munby is Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield.
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