Postdramatic Theatre and Postdramatic Performance

Marvin Carlson
2015 Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença  
Abstract: Beginning with the concept of a postdramatic theatre as articulated by the German theorist Hans-Thies Lehmann, this essay considers the recent work of several major international directors - Ivo van Hove, Punchdrunk, Signa and others - as examples of postdramatic performance. It argues that what they have in common is a challenge to the traditional concept of mimesis and of the theatre world as a fictional construct distinctly separated from everyday life and its surroundings.
doi:10.1590/2237-266053731 fatcat:eth5zfuakza37pshsf72js5i2u