Ritueel theater of de droom over onze verloren oorsprong

Freddy Decreus
ed. Academia Press, Gent, 2010

ISBN: 978-90-382-1391-0

In this book (translated title: Ritual theatre or the dream of our lost origin), the author focused both on the function of rituals in a desacralized world and on the meaning of Dionysos in the contemporary world, before applying these notions to a number of modernist and postmodern directors. Some of them (Artaud, Grotowski, Brook, Schechner, Terzopoulos) were interested in the deployment of energy in the body of the performing actor, others followed rather postdramatic tracks (Castellucci, Perceval, De Volder, Wayn Traub).