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Title Theatre and performance design : a reader in scenography / edited by Jane Collins and Andrew Nisbet
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
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Contents Appearance and reality / Bertrand Russell -- The simile of the cave / Plato -- The draughtsman's contract : how an artist creates an image / John Willats -- The camera obscura and its subject / Jonathan Crary -- Meditations on a hobby horse or the roots of artistic form / Ernst Gombrich -- From Camera Lucida / Roland Barthes -- The most concealed object / Herbert Blau -- Fascination and obsession / Susan Bennett -- Of other spaces / Michel Foucault -- From The production of space / Henri Lefebvre -- For a hierarchy of means of expression on the stage / Adolphe Appia -- A taxonomy of spatial function / Gay McAuley -- 6 axioms for environmental theatre : axiom three / Richard Schechner -- Site-specifics / Nick Kaye -- Dancing in the streets : the sensuous manifold as a concept for designing experience / Scott Palmer and Sita Popat -- Grounding / Andrew Todd -- Towards an aesthetic of virtual reality / Gabriella Giannachi -- The house, from cellar to garret, the significance of the hut / Gaston Bachelard -- Making and contesting time-spaces / Doreen Massey -- Postmodern design / Arnold Aronson -- "Oh, to make boardes to speak!" / Nicholas Till -- Stage designs of a single gesture : the early work of Robert Edmond Jones / Arthur B. Feinsod -- Foreword to The stage is set / Lee Simonson -- Hope, hopelessness-- presence, absence : scenographic innovation and the poetic spaces of Jo Mielziner, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller / Liam Doona -- Brecht and stage design : the Bühnenbildner and the Bühnenbauer / Christopher Baugh -- The diseases of costume / Roland Barthes -- My idea of the theatre / Tadeusz Kantor -- Visual composition, mostly / Richard Foreman -- Defining and reconstructing theatre sound / Adrian Curtin -- On performance writing / Tim Etchells -- Docile bodies / Michel Foucault -- Eye and mind / Maurice Merleau-Ponty -- Of language and the flesh / Thomas Laqueuer -- From Adorned in dreams / Elizabeth Wilson -- The actor and the über-marionette / Edward Gordon Craig -- Man and art figure / Oskar Schlemmer -- From Towards a poor theatre / Jerzy Grotowski -- Woman, man, dog, tree : two decades of intimate and monumental bodies in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater / Gabrielle Cody -- The will to evolve / Jane Goodall -- Glow : an interview with Gideon Obarzanek / Cristiane Bouger -- The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility : second version / Walter Benjamin -- Interaction between text and reader / Wolfgang Iser -- Semiotics / Lois Tyson -- Limits of analysis, limits of theory and Pavis's questionnaire / Patrice Pavis -- Sound design : the scenography of engagement and distraction / Ross Brown -- Olfactory performances / Sally Banes -- The naturalistic theatre and the theatre of mood / Vsevolod Meyerhold -- Theatre and cruelty / Antonin Artaud -- The humanist theatre ; The catastrophic theatre ; The cult of accessibility and the theatre of obscurity / Howard Barker -- Drawing in rehearsal / Rae Smith -- Speech introducing Freud / Robert Wilson -- From The secret of theatrical space / Josef Svoboda
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Jane, 1951-
Nisbet, Andrew, 1960-
ISBN 0203124294 (electronic bk.)
1136344535 (electronic bk.)
9780203124291 (electronic bk.)
9781136344534 (electronic bk.)