Staging the Screen

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

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The use of film and video is widespread in contemporary theatre. Staging the Screen explores a variety of productions, ranging from Piscator to Forced Entertainment, charting the impact of developing technologies on practices in dramaturgy and performance. Giesekam addresses critical issues raised by multi-media work and inter-media work
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 20mm | 358.34g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 296 p.
  • 1403916993
  • 9781403916990
  • 495,181

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.
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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
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About Greg Giesekam

GREG GIESEKAM sits on the Board with Ankur Productions and was a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK until 2006. His publications on contemporary British theatre and contemporary performance art include A Descriptive Catalogue of the Archive of the National Review of Live Art (a reference website cataloguing over 200 performances, talks and installations from 1986-1996) and Luvvies and Rude Mechanicals? Amateur and Community Theatre in Scotland (Scottish Arts Council, 2000).
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