MY BOOKS

The Theatricality of Robert Lepage
 
by Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic

(First published in 2007) Since the 1980s, multimedia and new technologies have had a great impact on theatre, allowing performance to establish its own language of communication with the audience independent of the written text. Robert Lepage is one of the pioneers and main exponents of mixed-media performance, internationally renowned for a notoriously distinct aesthetic. Aleksandar Dundjerovic, in the first book to explore Lepage's practical work, offers a comprehensive analysis of his creative process, his "transformative mise-en-scene." The Theatricality of Robert Lepage studies several productions, including The Dragons' Trilogy, Vinci and Tectonic Plates, The Seven Streams of River Ota, Zulu Time, and The Far Side of the Moon. Dundjerovic provides major new insights into Lepage's creative process through an examination of his workshops, open rehearsals, and performances, as well as interviews with Lepage and his collaborators. Outlining the key production elements of Lepage's theatricality, Dundjerovic provides a practitioner's view of how Lepage creates as a director, actor, and writer and explores Lepage's practice within both the local Qubcois and the international theatre context.

Robert Lepage
 
by Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic

(First edition 2009; second revised edition 2019) 

Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.

Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost playwrights and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, concert tours, acting, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends acute personal narratives with bold global themes.

This is the first book to combine:

  • an overview of the key phases in Lepage’s life and career

  • an examination of the issues and questions pertinent to his work

  • a discussion of The Dragons’ Trilogy as a paradigm of his working methods

  • a variety of practical exercises designed to give an insight into Lepage’s creative process.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.

The Cinema of Robert Lepage - Poetics of memory
 
by Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic

The Cinema of Robert Lepage  (2003) is the first critical study of one of the most striking artists of Quebecois and Canadian independent filmmaking. The book examines Lepage's creative methods of filmmaking in their cultural and social context and argues that his work cannot be seen separately from his oeuvre as a multidisciplinary artist. Further, this study demonstrates that like Jean Cocteau, Mike Leigh, and Alain Resnais, Lepage is a multifaceted artist who works with a group of actors on very personal themes, building his films, such as Le Confessionnal and Possible Worlds, during months or years of a perpetual rehearsal process; thus it challenges the notions that Lepage should be considered only in the terms of Quebecois film tradition. The author explores such themes with Lepage in a new exclusive and detailed interview.

Menadzment u Pozoristu
 
by Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic

(1993) Manadzment u Pozoristu (Theatre Management in the USA) Belgrade: Theatre Museum Press/ATL International.

Brazilian Collaborative Theater
 
by Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic and Luiz Fernando Ramos
McFarland Press, 2017

 

 

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