Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

by Rhona Trench


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909325678
Publisher: Carysfort Press Limited
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

Section 1 Overview 7

History, Space, Influences, Practices 9

Curiosities of the Body in Performance 14

Section 2 Financing the Theatre: Making a silk purse from a sow's ear 21

State Funding

Company Profile 30

Looking Back 32

Strategies 34

Section 3 Case Studies 37

Sensory Realization and Embodiment in Niall Henry's mise en scène: Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman (1967) 40

Visual Strategies and the Comic Body in At Swim Two Birds (1939) 44

Directing, Set Design and Movement in Samuel Beckett's Endgame (1957) 54

Embodying the Invisible Humorously in Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs (1952) 62

Ritual, Embodiment and Design in W.B. Yeats At the Hawks Well (1916) and The Cat and the Moon (1926) 70

The Working Sound Designer and Flann O'Brien's The Poor Mouth (1941) 81

Performing Theatre Sounds and The Poor Mouth 89

Casting Light on Lighting in Malcolm Hamilton's The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (2009) 92

Conclusion 101

Bibliography 113

Select biographies of creative artists with Blue Raincoat 121

Appendix 1 Ground floor plan of the performance space 129

Appendix 2 Production history grid 1991-2014 130

Appendix 3 Scientific properties of sound 137

Appendix 4 Lighting, history, properties 144

Index 151

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