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The section on theatre begins with contributions by two of the field's leading experts, David Bradby (Chapter 1) and Michel Corvin (Chapter 2). The directors Bradby describes resist the preoccupation with the spectacular and image that permeates today's society, instead working with contemporary playwrights who invest in the lyricism of the verbal, rather than the visual. Bradby draws conclusions that echo Ranch~re's appeal for artists to construct representational means that demand enquiry, rather than the acceptance habitually solicited by dominant media and political discourses.

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