Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project

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This book examines the use of Internet platforms as theatrical, rehearsal and performance spaces and explores the interactive and political potentials of online theatre, questioning the boundaries of these in-between spaces and the spatial experiences they engender. In particular, this book looks at forms of cyber-adaptation, cyber-ethnotheatre and cyber-collaboration as directing methodologies for producing dialectical forms of political cyberformances (in Brechtian terms), with reference respectively to the productions of Cyberian Chalk Circle (2011), Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear (2012) and Etheatre Project and Collaborators (2014). Writing from a practice-based perspective, Papagiannouli offers a historical account of online theatre and detailed analysis of a range of online works, including productions by the National Theatre Wales, NTLive, Dries Verhoeven, Forced Entertainment and Rimini Protokoll.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-57704-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-57703-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • Experimental theatre
  • Etheatre
  • Internet as performance space
  • Performing arts
  • Theatre studies


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