The Odin Teatret Archives
by Mirella Schino (Routledge 2018)
The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre.
Letters, notes, work diaries, articles and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin Teatret, telling the adventurous, complex stories which have produced the pioneering work that defines Odin's laboratory approach to theatre. Odin Teatret have been at the forefront of theatrical innovation for over fifty years, devising new strategies for actor training, knowledge sharing, performance making, theatrical alliances and ways of creating and encountering audiences. Their extraordinary work has pushed boundaries between Western and Eastern theatre; between process and performance; and between different theatre networks across the world.
In this unique volume, Mirella Schino brings together a never before seen collection of source materials which reveal the social, political and artistic questions facing not just one ground-breaking company, but everyone who tries to make a life in the theatre.
Mirella Schino teaches at the University of Roma Tre, Italy. From 2008 until 2015 she worked at the creation of the Odin Teatret Archive.
The book is also published in Italian by Bulzoni Editore (2015): Il libro degli inventori Odin Teatret Archives.