“‘Élargir la part non médiocre de la vie’. La situation construite et le théâtre Contemporain”

Finburgh Delijani, Clare. 2019. “‘Élargir la part non médiocre de la vie’. La situation construite et le théâtre Contemporain”. Internationale situationniste, Théâtre, Performance, special issue, Théâtre/Public, 230, pp. 46-56. ISSN 0335-2927 [Article]

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This article exposes the extent to which theatre and theatricality informed the Situationist International's notion of the "constructed situation". Taking the examples of productions created by contemporary UK-based performance makers Graeme Miller and Corin Sworn, the article goes on to argue that the situationist constructed situation enables the important social and cultural importance of some contemporary theatre to be valued. Reciprocally, such theatre ensures an enduring significance to the conception of the constructed situation.

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Situationist International, constructed situation, Graeme Miller, Corin Sworn, political performance, critique of capitalism

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


October 2018Completed
January 2019Published

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21 Jan 2019 16:26

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30 Apr 2021 15:32

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.



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