In recent theatre practice, attempts have been made and desires expressly voiced –from puppet theatre to robotic, cyborg, hybrid and/or intermedial performance— to create pieces of theatre that defy the gravitational limitations of live presence. The flexibility of theatre forms and of “theatricalizeable” material has in many cases rendered the actor’s body nearly obsolete. The […]
À propos de Avra Sidiropoulou
Avra Sidiropoulou is a director and lecturer of Theatre Arts at the Open University of Cyprus. Her main areas of specialization include the theatre of the director-auteur, adaptation and the ethics of directing, and theory of theatre practice. Her monograph Authoring Performance: the Director in Contemporary Theatre was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. She has contributed a chapter in the edited volume International Women Stage Directors (University of Illinois Press, 2013), has published articles in journals such as Culture Teatrali (ed. M. de Marinis) and Practioners’ Voices in Classical Reception Studies (Open University). She is about to have an article published in Adaptation-Oxford Journals and has been invited to contribute to RIDE Journal (Research in Drama Education, Routledge) and a chapter to the up-coming edited volume Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Global Directorial Perspectives (in contract with Methuen Bloomsbury).