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Theatre in Crisis: Performance Manifestos for a New Century

Edited by Maria M. Delgado and Caridad Svich
(Manchester University Press, 2002)

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This is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theatre practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theatre is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theatre artists and scholars from the UK, US and elsewhere. An examination of how to make theatre in a time of crisis and why it is a vital form of communication are at the heart of the book's mission.

“This remarkable volume … stages a dialogue among critics, academics and theatre practitioners … pieces that speak across several national horizons, between generations, and from within and without the academy”

Sean Carney, Modern Drama, Vol. XLVI No. 4 2003

'This provocative collection of over 30 international contributions draws from an impressive and diverse group of artists, playwrights, and scholars to scrutinize contemporary theatre issues relating to identity, politics, technology, and economics.'

Library Journal, 2003

'An excellent collection'

Pick of the Month, Plays International, May 2003