This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents invations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.
CAROL MARTIN is Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA. Recent books include Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage. Martin is the General Editor of 'In Performance', a book series devoted to post 9/11 performance texts and plays published by Seagull Books and distributed by The University of Chicago Press. Her essays have appeared in anthologies and academic journals and have been translated into Turkish, French, Polish, Chinese, Romanian and Japanese.