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At play in the cosmos: the theatre and ritual of Nicolas Nunez

Middleton, Deborah K. (2001) At play in the cosmos: the theatre and ritual of Nicolas Nunez. The Drama Review, 45 (4). pp. 42-63. ISSN 1054-2043

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In 1975, Nicolás Núñez founded the Taller de Investigación Teatral—Theatre
Research Workshop (TRW)—under the auspices of the National University
in Mexico City (UNAM). Throughout its history, the TRW has
functioned as a center for research in the fields of both theatre and ritual.
Working closely with Helena Guardia, and other members of the group,
Núñez has explored the connections between theatre and ritual by researching
within a number of traditional and contemporary performance conventions.
In particular, the group has worked extensively with indigenous Mexican traditions,
but this heritage has been considered through a prism of performance
forms from other cultures...

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2001 New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: play cosmos theatre Nicolas Nunez drama
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
School of Music, Humanities and Media > Centre for Psychophysical Research
School of Music, Humanities and Media > Drama Research Group
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