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

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

Paperback Theatre and Performance Practices

By (author) Greg Giesekam

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 16mm | 370g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403916993
  • ISBN 13: 9781403916990
  • Illustrations note: 10 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 389,513

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The use of film and video is commonplace in contemporary theatre, viewed by some as contaminating theatre's 'liveness', by others as inevitable and desirable. After tracing the history of current approaches back to early practitioners such as Melies, Painleve and Piscator, Staging the Screen explores in detail recent productions by Svoboda, the Wooster Group, Forkbeard Fantasy, Forced Entertainment, Station House Opera, and Lepage. It charts the impact of developing technologies and addresses critical issues raised by multi-media and intermedia work.

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Author information

GREG GIESEKAM is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Review quote

'... 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

Table of contents

List of Illustrations General Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Contamination or Remediation? Magic to Realism: European Pioneers Polyscenicness: Josef Svoboda and Laterna Magika Big Screen to Small Screen Postmodern Collage: The Wooster Group Third-hand Photocopies: Forced Entertainment Live Films on Stage: The Builders Association Crossing the Celluloid Divide: Forkbeard Fantasy Quantum Theatre: Station House Opera Electric Campfires: Robert Lepage Conclusion Index