By Claudia Georgi
Theatre is often thought of a stay medium yet its ‘liveness’ can now not easily be taken without any consideration in view of the expanding mediatisation of the stage.
Drawing on theories of intermediality,Liveness on Stageexplores how performances that include movie or video self-reflexively level and problem their very own liveness by way of contrasting or approximating dwell and mediatised motion. to demonstrate this, the monograph investigates key facets comparable to ‘ephemerality’, ‘co-presence’, ‘unpredictability’, ‘interaction’ and ‘realistic illustration’ and highlights their value for re-evaluating bought notions of liveness. The research is predicated on productions by way of Gob Squad, Forkbeard fable, Station condo Opera, Proto-type Theater, Tim Etchells and Mary Oliver. of their playful techniques those practitioners predominantly current such media blend as a method of cross-fertilisation instead of as an antagonism among liveness and mediatisation.
Combining an unique theoretical method with an in-depth research of the chosen productions, this research will attract students and practitioners of theatre and function in addition to to these discovering intermedial phenomena.
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Liveness on Stage: Intermedial Challenges in Contemporary British Theatre and Performance (Contemporary Drama in English Studies) by Claudia Georgi