Theatre and Performance Design A Reader in Scenography

ISBN-10: 0415432103
ISBN-13: 9780415432108
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are here brought together in one volume to examine some of the principle forces that have informed the ways in which the visual practice of performance design has been produced and understood.

Jane Collins is Reader in Theatre and Wimbledon College of Art, London, where she currently co-ordinates the contextual studies programme. She is a writer, director and theatre-maker, who works across the UK and internationally.Andrew Nisbet is a lecturer at Northbrook College, Sussex, teaching theatre practice and theory. He has worked in conference, exhibition, event and temporary structure design and museum installations.

Looking: the experience of seeing
Appearance and reality
The simile of the cave
The draughtsman's contract: how an artist creates an image
The camera obscura and its subject
Meditations on a hobby horse or the roots of artistic form
From Camera Lucida
The most concealed object
Fascination and obsession
Space and place
Of other spaces
From The Production of Space
For a hierarchy of means of expression on the stage
A taxonomy of spatial function
6 axioms for environmental theatre: axiom three
Site-specifics
Dancing in the streets: the sensuous manifold as a concept for designing experience
Grounding
Towards an aesthetic of virtual reality
The house. From cellar to garret. The significance of the hut
Making and contesting time-spaces
The designer: the scenographic
Postmodern design 145
"Oh, to make boardes to speak!"
Stage designs of a single gesture: the early work of Robert Edmond Jones
Foreword to The Stage is Set
Hope, hopelessness / presence, absence: scenographic innovation and the poetic spaces of Jo Mielziner
Brecht and stage design: the B�hnenbildner and the B�hnenbauer
The diseases of costume
My idea of the theatre
Visual composition, mostly
Defining and reconstructing theatre sound
On performance writing
Bodies in space 231
Docile bodies
Eye and mind
Of language and the flesh
From Adorned in Dreams
The actor and the �ber-marionette
Man and art figure
From Towards a Poor Theatre
Woman, man, dog, tree: two decades of intimate and monumental bodies in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater
The will to evolve
Glow: an interview with Gideon Obarzanek
Making meaning
The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility: second version
Interaction between text and reader
Semiotics
Limits of analysis, limits of theory and Pavis's questionnaire
Sound design: the scenography of engagement and distraction
Olfactory performances
The naturalistic theatre and the Theatre of Mood
Theatre and cruelty
The humanist theatre/The catastrophic theatre and The cult of accessibility and the Theatre of Obscurity
Drawing in rehearsal
Speech introducing Freud
From The Secret of Theatrical Space

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