*Originally written for A Younger Theatre*
The title of Duška Radosavljević’s Theatre-making would, you’d expect, refer to professionals who actively do the making, creating works of art for others to experience. And it is, in a big way, about these people. Central to Radosavljević’s argument, however, is the idea that practitioners aren’t the only people who are making theatre. By focussing on work like Tim Crouch’s The Author, Ontroerend Goed’s Internal and Simon Stephens’ Three Kingdoms, Theatre-making presents the notion of audience as co-creators, so that by the end of this hugely readable study, the title takes on a whole new meaning; all of us are discovered to be theatre-makers, no matter what our relationship to the piece in question.
The subtitle to Radosavljević’s book is The Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century, Continue reading Book Review: ‘Theatre Making’ by Duška Radosavljević