Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe
Stan’s Cafe are one of the most innovative British theatre companies, making work in Birmingham and performing across the globe since 1991. To mark the quarter of a century since they began, this book has been created to capture what underpins their collaborative style and the devising methodologies they apply. For the first time, the artistic director James Yarker, and an extensive number of company members offer their insights, with chapters focusing on key areas of the production process from ideas, to rehearsing and directing, text, space and time, performance and audience. Each chapter also includes ‘Stan in Action’ activities that readers can use to inspire their own devising. Co-authored by Mark Crossley and James Yarker, the book is a rigorous but very accessible text that will appeal to theatre makers, academics, students and a general readership interested in contemporary performance and eager to know more about a company with a rich history and a unique approach to theatre-making.
Citation : Crossley, M. and Yarker, J. (2017) Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe, London, Bloomsbury Methuen
ISBN : 9781474267052
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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