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PREFERRED TERM
2299Documentary theatre  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Twentieth-century extension of historical drama or the pièce à thèse, the documentary theatre uses pre-existing documentary material (such as newspapers, government reports, interviews, journals, correspondence, photos etc.) as source material for stories about real events and people, frequently without altering the performance's text. On the documentary performance level, Εpic theatre techniques are used to present critiques of dominant ideologies dialectically. Information becomes the protagonist through a rhetoric of fact that gives the action its credibility. The major functions of documentary theatre are to reassess national/local histories, to celebrate communities/marginalised groups and their histories and to investigate important events and issues past and present.
SOURCE
  • Forsyth & Megson 2009
  • Hammond&Steward 2008
  • Βερβεροπούλου 2014
  • Μαράκα 1993
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Vernardaki Eleni (AA)
CREATOR
  • Goulis Helen (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2299
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