I was just wondering if our performance is post-dramatic or not. I guess it will depend on staging as well. How abstract or symbolic I will direct it.
I was reading some Lehman today about postdramatc theatre and performance. He disagrees with streching the definition of drama, and advises to regard performance text as something new, somethin different.
But why coudn't drama be a flexible genre? Why should it have a plot? Why should it have a beginning a middle and an end? Why cant it have multiply narratives?
If we are told to define old mystery plays as dramas, where different characters: a king, a priest, a carpenter, a doctor... speak about death and how they are scared of it, and how they are unable to prevent it, than surely some perfrmance-text could qualify for the same label.
And text such as Kanes', Cocteaus' and Garaczis' may be defined as post-dramatic dramas.
They are not abandoning the dramatic form: they are redefining it.
And in that sense the text I am composing out of Romeo and Juliet is post-dramatic drama as well. But it still is a drama never the less.
Just a fragment of the tragedy yet the essence of the drama.