Ljubljana City Theatre Library
Joseph R. Roach
The Player's Passion
Translated by: Polona Petek
Expected Release: September 2012
In his book The Player's Passion, Professor Joseph R. Roach, theatre historian, director, Performing Arts researcher, and lecturer at the Yale University, offers an original insight into the history of theatre and drama. He warns the reader that it is from the ancient times on that the central position within the theories of theatre and drama belongs to the human body and its perception, deriving from physiology and psychology. At the same time the debates, which are continuing into the present time remain unresolved, particularly as far as the question of feelings is concerned. Roach argues convincingly and in detail the allegations, that the theories attempting to explain the origin, essence and structure of human feelings are also shaping the history of theatre, drama and theory on this artistic medium.
Slovenian Postdramatic Spring
Selected Themes, Performances and Women
Expected Release: September 2013
Slovenian Postdramatic Spring: Selected Themes, Performances and Women is a working title of the book, which is being written as an extension of the doctoral dissertation A Role of the Text in the Slovenian Postdramatic Theatre by dramaturge and theatrologist Maja Šorli. In her dissertation the authoress connects the analysis of the texts within the selected postdramatic staging of the 90’s with a research of its postdramatic aesthetics and production conditions that marked the emergence, performance and reception of the treated performances. In the emerging study the research uses the idea of the »Slovenian Postdramatic Spring«, with which the authoress marks a boom of the Slovenian post dramatic production that changed the image of the Slovenian theatre.