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Contemporary Theatre Review
Contemp Theat Rev

Published/Hosted by Taylor and Francis Group. ISSN (printed): 1026-7166. ISSN (electronic): 1477-2264.

Discontinued in 2005. The new Contemporary Theatre Review will analyse what is most passionate and vital in theatre today. It plans to encompass a wide variety of theatres, from new playwrights and devisors to theatres of movement, image and other forms of physical expression, from new acting methods to music theatre and multi-media production work. Recognising the plurality of contemporary performance practices, it will encourage contributions on physical theatre, opera, dance, design and the increasingly blurred boundaries between the physical and the visual arts. The editors aim to publish essays that face the challenge of finding new critical approaches to match artistic innovations and work that transcends established categories. This will involve both a focus on productions which invent their own generic forms by juxtaposing different artistic traditions and a consideration of how theatre engages with social and political realities. As such the journal will examine trends in contemporary theatre, including the mainstream, and seek to explore how theatrical vocabularies are shifting to accommodate and reflect the dynamics and/or tensions within global and local cultures. The new Contemporary Theatre Review will open up new perspectives on the work of major innovators and companies. It will cover developments in design, scenography and theatre architecture. It will give a privileged place to assessing the productions and cultural policies of the major international festivals since these are accessible to a large audience, including students, specialists and enthusiasts. On occasion it will also commission articles on burning issues in theatre research and training.

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