European physical theatre

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This chapter explores the development of mime and physical theatre as a predominantly European form of theatre (although influenced by performance practice in America and Asia). The chapter examines the ways that contemporary European physical theatre was shaped by historical theatrical influences. It traces the ways in which different lineages of practice and the broad shape of European contemporary cultural history have created distinct ways of making physical theatre performance. Finally, it examines the organizational structures within this field of practice and the ways in which they have determined access, and diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance
EditorsRalf Remshardt, Aneta Mancewicz
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781000913620
ISBN (Print)9780367535919, 9780367535889
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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