Talk:Postmodern theatre

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This article gives the impression that the rehearsal process of Postmodern theatre is not based on any kind of text but created on the spot. I do not think this is the case. Postmodernism in theatre can take many forms and at the same time many non-postmodern pieces use "meaning-making" and "improvistion" to create works without a scripted text that do not fall under the catagory of post modern.

In fact, much of the article seems to not describe postmodernism in theatre at all. What are the sources for the article? I think that the meaning of postmodernism, which is so hard to define in the first place, is missed here. Some (or all) of these criteria could be applied to theate that is not considered postmodern. There is little talk of poststructuralism as it applies to postmodern theatre.

Suggestions, comments, concerns about a rewriting of this article?

Liontamarin 22:10, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

This article definitely needs a rewrite, though the direct influence of poststructuralism isn't inherent in any definition. I think this is a stub, really, Any definition would need, as the above comment suggests, to engage in a discussion of the shifts between Modernist drama, theatre and performance and the postmodern forms, especially in terms of continuity, development and rupture in techniques.

I'm tagging this for myself for a future re-write. If someone else wants to tackle it before I do, please feel free.

As it stands, in the words of Heiner Müller, this reads like a wanted poster. Or is that help wanted? Every single aspect could equally be ascribed to the modernists in one form or another. DionysosProteus 22:02, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

"A RECENT phenomenon"??[edit]

It's still ongoing, but it has done this for almost four decades right now (are there particular landmark performances to pinpoint the "rise" or postmodernism?) and can hardly be called "recent"... -- megA (talk) 15:54, 12 November 2011 (UTC)