The Resistant Text in Postdramatic Theatre: Performing Elfriede Jelinek's Sprachflächen

  title={The Resistant Text in Postdramatic Theatre: Performing Elfriede Jelinek's Sprachfl{\"a}chen},
  author={Karen Jürs-Munby},
  journal={Performance Research},
  pages={46 - 56}
This article places stagings of theatre texts by Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek in the wider theoretical context of the relationship between text and performance in postdramatic theatre. Countering a widespread misperception that postdramatic theatre is by definition theatre beyond the use of text, the article argues that in Jelinek productions, postdramatic forms of communication arise in response to a challenging new type of theatre text provided by the writer that actively demands new… 
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