Putting the Document into Documentary: An Unwelcome Corrective?

@article{Bottoms2006PuttingTD,
  title={Putting the Document into Documentary: An Unwelcome Corrective?},
  author={Stephen E. W. Bottoms},
  journal={The Drama Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={50},
  pages={56-68}
}
Verbatim drama, the current trend in British documentary theatre, capitalizes on the presumed authenticity of the voices represented and on the unmediated theatricalization of the truths they ostensibly reveal. The works of Moiss Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project present an alternative, appropriating avantgarde theatre techniques and acknowledging the presence of the artist in shaping the representation of the realities depicted. 

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