Design for Performance: A Reader

Design for Performance: A Reader

by Jane Collins, Andrew Nisbet, Nisbet
     
 

ISBN-10: 041543209X

ISBN-13: 9780415432092

Pub. Date: 04/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Theatre and Performance Design: a reader in scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices.

Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform

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Theatre and Performance Design: a reader in scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices.

Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design.

The volume is organised thematically in five sections:


• *Looking, the experience of seeing
• *Space and place
• *The designer: the scenographic
• *Bodies in space
• *Making meaning.

This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning.

Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.

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ISBN-13:
9780415432092
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
432

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Table of Contents

Introduction Foreword - Pamela Howard Part 1. Looking: the experience of seeing Part 2. Space and Place Part 3. The Designer: the scenographic Part 4. Bodies in Space Part 5. Making Meaning

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