Robert Wilson (Second Edition)

Shevtsova, Maria. 2018. Robert Wilson (Second Edition). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138599420 [Book]

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Robert Wilson is an American–European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides – a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert Wilson combines:

An analysis of his main productions, situated in their American and European socio-cultural and political contexts

A focused, detailed study of Wilson’s pathbreaking Einstein on the Beach

A study of Pushkin's Fairy Tales as the foremost example of his folk-rock music theatre in the twenty-first century

An exploration of his ‘visual book’, workshop and rehearsal methods, and collaborative procedures

A study of his aesthetic principles and the elements of composition that distinguish his directorial approach

A series of practical exercises for students and practitioners highlighting Wilson’s technique.

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Robert Wilson

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


25 October 2018

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13 Feb 2019 13:21

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13 Feb 2019 13:21


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