Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre

Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre

by Greg Giesekam

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403916990
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Series: Theatre and Performance Practices
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

GREG GIESEKAM sits on the Board with Ankur Productions and was a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK until 2006. His publications on contemporary British theatre and contemporary performance art include A Descriptive Catalogue of the Archive of the National Review of Live Art (a reference website cataloguing over 200 performances, talks and installations from 1986-1996) and Luvvies and Rude Mechanicals? Amateur and Community Theatre in Scotland (Scottish Arts Council, 2000).

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vi
General Editors' Preface     viii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction: Contamination or Remediation?     1
Magic to Realism: European Pioneers     27
Polyscenicness: Josef Svoboda and Laterna Magika     51
Big Screen to Small Screen     72
Postmodern Collage: The Wooster Group     80
Third-hand Photocopies: Forced Entertainment     116
Live Films on Stage: The Builders Association     142
Crossing the Celluloid Divide: Forkbeard Fantasy     176
Quantum Theatre: Station House Opera     201
Electric Campfires: Robert Lepage     218
Conclusion     245
Notes     253
A Selective Bibliography     268
Index     277

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... of great use to students and scholars seeking either an introduction to the field or descriptions of many of the performances that helped to establish... the territory.' - Matthew Causey, Contemporary Theatre Review

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