Concept

Postmodern theatre

Summary
Postmodern theatre is a recent phenomenon in world theatre, coming as it does out of the postmodern philosophy that originated in Europe in the middle of the twentieth century. Postmodern theatre emerged as a reaction against modernist theatre. Most postmodern productions are centered on highlighting the fallibility of definite truth, instead encouraging the audience to reach their own individual understanding. Essentially, thus, postmodern theatre raises questions rather than attempting to supply answers. Postmodern techniques A postmodern theatrical production might make use of some or all of the following techniques:

The accepted norms of seeing and representing the world are challenged and disregarded, while experimental theatrical perceptions and representations are created.

A pastiche of different textualities and media forms are used, including the simultaneous use of multiple art or media forms, and there is the 'theft' of a heterogeneous group of artistic forms.

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