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The Routledge Companion to Scenographyã is the largest andã most comprehensive collection of original essays to survey the historical, conceptual, critical and theoretical aspects of this increasingly important aspect of theatre and performance studies. Editor and leading scholar Arnold Aronson brings together a uniquely valuable anthology of texts especially commissioned from across the discipline of theatre and performance studies. Establishing a stable terminology for a deeply contested term for the first time, this volume looks at scenography as the totality of all the visual, spatial, and sensory aspects of performance. Tracing a line from Aristotle'sã Poeticsã down to Brecht and Artaud and into contemporary immersive theatre and digital media,ã The Routledge Companion to Scenographyã is a vital addition to every theatre library.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 103 Halftones, color; 103 Illustrations, color
  • 113891780X
  • 9781138917804

Table of contents

Introduction ARNOLD ARONSON Part I: Scenographic Elements 1. Stage and Audience: Constructing Relations and Opportunities BETH WEINSTEIN 2. Scenery THEA BREJZEK 3. Costume MICHELLE LIU CARRIGER 4. Light and Projection SCOTT PALMER 5. Sound (design) DAVID ROESNER 6. Scenography and the Senses: Engaging the tactile, olfactory, and gustatory STEPHEN DI BENEDETTO Part II: Scenographic Theory and Criticism 7. Theatrical Languages: The Scenographic Turn and the Linguistic Turn AUSTIN E. QUIGLEY 8. Seeing scenography: Scopic Regimes and the Body of the Spectator JOSLIN MCKINNEY 9. Absolute, Abstract and Abject: Learning from the Event-Space of the Historical Avant-Garde DORITA M. HANNAH 10. "What is happening": Notes on the Scenographic Impulse in Modern and Contemporary Art KEVIN LOTERY 11. Scenography Beyond Theatre: Designing POLIN The Museum of the History of Polish Jews ARNAUD DECHELLE 12. Participation, Interaction, Atmosphere, Projection: New Forms of Technological Agency and Behavior in Recent Scenographic Practice CHRIS SALTER Part III: History and Practice Architecture as Design 13. Scenography in Greece and Rome: the first thousand years C.W. MARSHALL 14. Imagining the Sanskrit Stage AMANDA CULP 15. Tudor and Stuart Scenography ANDREW GURR 16. Playing with materials: performing effect on the indoor Jacobean stage. JANE COLLINS 17. Early Modern Theatres of France and Spain, 1486 -1789 FRANKLIN J. HILDY 18. The Open-Stage Movement DENNIS KENNEDY Spatial and Environmental Design 19. Medieval Scenography: Places, Scaffolds, and Iconography GORDON KIPLING 20. Storyteller as Time-traveler in Mohammed ben-Abdallah's Song of the Pharaoh: Multimedia Avant-Garde Theatre in Ghana JESSE WEAVER SHIPLEY 21. Environmental Theatre: Selected Asian Models KATHY FOLEY 22. The City as Theatre MARVIN CARLSON 23. Site Specific Theatre MIKE PEARSON 24. Free reign? Designing the Spectator in Immersive Theatre W.B. WORTHEN Pictorial and Illusionistic Design 25. The Italianate stage including the development of the proscenium, perspective, and moveable scenery. EVAN BAKER 26. Restoration and 18th century England DAVID KORNHABER 27. 18th-century France PANNILL CAMP 28. Melodrama, Naturalism, and the box set AMY HOLZAPFEL Symbolic and Emblematic Design 29. Richard Wagner, Georg Fuchs, Adolphe Appia, and Edward Gordon Craig CHRISTOPHER BAUGH 30. Russian Stage Design and Theatrical Avant-Garde JULIA LISTENGARTEN 31. Expressionism And The Epic Theater In Early Twentieth-Century German Stage Design: The Expressionist Ethos MEL GORDON 32. Bertolt Brecht and Scenographic Dialogue CHRISTOPHER BAUGH 33. New Stagecraft DAVID BISAHA 34. Bauhaus Scenography MELISSA TRIMINGHAM Modern and Contemporary Design 35. Metaphor, Mythology and Metonymy: Russian Scenography in the Yeltsin Era AMY SKINNER ã 36. Transformation of Forms: Polish Scenography After 1950 DOMINIKA LARIONOV 37. Modern and Contemporary Czech Theatre Design: Toward Dramatic Spaces of Freedom BARBORA PRIHODOVA 38. Worlds of German Design in the 21st Century MATT CORNISH 39. Modern British Theatre Design: UK Design for Performance Since 1975 KATE BURNETT 40. Latin American Scenography LUIZ SA AND LIDIA KOSOVSKI 41. Design in the United States and Canada ARNOLD ARONSON 42. Spatial Oscillations in the American Avant-Garde STEPHEN BOTTOMS 43. Contemporary Chinese Opera Design: The Pursuit of Cultural Awareness YI TIANFU 44. Postmodern Design for Opera EWA KARAshow more

About Arnold Aronson

Arnold Aronson, a theatre historian and professor of theatre at Columbia University in New York City, writes on scenography as well as modern and contemporary theatre. Books include Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design; The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial; Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography; American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History;ã American Set Design; andã The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography.ã He is a former editor ofã Theatre Design & Technology and isã currently co-editor of the journalã Theatre and Performance Design.ã He has a long history with the Prague Quadrennial, the international exhibition of theatre and performance design and architecture, serving as President of the Jury in 1991 and 1999, curator of the U.S. exhibit in 1995, and General Commissioner in 2007.show more