Dramatic spaces : scenography and spectatorial perceptions / Jennifer A. Low
- Low, Jennifer A., 1962-
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
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- Physical Description:
- xi, 207 pages ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Inside the theater: audience experience at The Menaechmi and The Comedy of Errors -- 2."Bodied forth": spectator, stage, and actor in early modern English theaters -- 3.Audience performance: the claque in nineteenth-century French theater -- 4.How Modernism played in Berlin: Moholy-Nagy's Hoffmann at the Kroll Opera House -- 5.Box set to the infinite power: metatheatricality and set design in Albee's Tiny Alice -- 6.Design and double vision: spectatorial experience and M. Butterfly.
- "Dramatic Spaces explores the effect of traditional theatrical design on the ways in which drama is understood and interpreted. By marrying theater history with literary analysis, and charting subtle shifts in the role of the audience over time, Jennifer Low shows the rich dimensions that can be overlooked when drama is treated solely as text rather than performance. Elements of semiotics, phenomenology, spatial theory, proxemics, theater history, stage design, theories of visual perception combine with case studies from Moholy Nagy to Plautus and Shakespeare to Albee demonstrate the complex relationships between text and spatiality that play such a huge role in an audience's experience"--
- 9781138852488 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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