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The Routledge Companion to Scenography is the largest and 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's Poetics down to Brecht and Artaud and into contemporary immersive theatre and digital media, The Routledge Companion to Scenography is a vital addition to every theatre library.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 602 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,497g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 103 Halftones, color; 103 Illustrations, color
  • 113891780X
  • 9781138917804
  • 1,043,182

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


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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 KARA
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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; American Set Design and The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography. He is a former editor of Theatre Design & Technology and is currently co-editor of the journal Theatre and Performance Design. 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 US exhibit in 1995 and General Commissioner in 2007.
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