Immersive Theatres

Immersive Theatres : Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

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Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes original interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 20mm | 379.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 1137019832
  • 9781137019837
  • 69,976

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"This book comes at a potential tipping point for those of us who study and practise theatre. In the age of Web 2.0, immersive practice looks forward to a rich style of developing affective storytelling and connection via theatrical performance. At the heart of this book is an assessment of the state of theatre at the outset of an existential crisis, looking for ways to bring its audience back into the fold." (William Lewis, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 31 (3), August, 2015)show more

About Dr. Josephine Machon

Josephine Machon is Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary Performance Practice at Middlesex University, London, UK. She is the author of (Syn)aesthetics: Redefining Visceral Performance (2009, 2011). Josephine is also the co-editor of Performance and Technology (2006), Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies (2010) and Identity, Performance and Technology (2012) and joint editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Performance and Technology.show more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Contributing Artists and their Practice.- Introduction: Immersive Theatres Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance.- PART I.- 1. Definitions and Details.- 2. Features & Finer Details: A Scale of Immersivity.- 3. Immersive Perspectives.- PART II.- 4. Introduction: Immersion, intimacy and Immediacy in Practice.- 5. Michael Morris of Artangel.- 6. Felix Barrett of Punchdrunk.- 7. Bruce Gladwin of Back To Back Theatre.- 8. Lundahl & Seitl.- 9. Silvia Mercuriali.- 10. Tassos Stevens of Coney.- 11. Sam Holdsworth of Nimble Fish.- 12. Punchdrunk Enrichment.- 13. Louise Ann Wilson.- 14. Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill of WildWorks.- 15. Adrian Howells.- 16. Tristan Sharps of dreamthinkspeak.- 17. Conclusion: Immersive Theatres.- Recommended Reading and Research.- Bibliography.- Index.show more

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