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Space in Performance Making Meaning in the Theatre

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ISBN-10: 047208769X

ISBN-13: 9780472087693

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gay McAuley

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Theater, as distinct from other dramatic media, is essentially a relationship between performer, spectator, and the space in which both come together. Space in Performance examines the way theater buildings function to frame the performance event, the organization of audience and practitioner spaces within the building, the nature of the stage and the modes of representation it facilitates, and the relationship between the real space of the theater and the fictional places that are evoked. The book's theoretical and methodological framework is both semiotic and phenomenological, based in part from the seminal work of Anne Ubersfeld, from direct observation of the rehearsal process, and…    
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Book details

Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Gay McAuley is Honorary Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney

Introduction: Space as Theatrical Signifier
The Physical Space
Energized Space: Moving Bodies
Space and Performance Structure
Objects in Performance
Space in the Written Text
The Spectator in the Space
Afterword
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index