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Title Theater in the dark : shadow, gloom and blackout in contemporary theatre / edited by Adam Alston and Martin Welton.

Published London Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  792.025 THEA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 283pages 22cm.
Series Methuen drama engage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: 'the dark draws in', by Adam Alston (University of Surrey, UK) and Martin Welton (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Part One: Dark Aesthetics -- Chapter 1 'Harnessing shadows: A historical perspective on the role of darkness in the theatre', by Scott Palmer (University of Leeds, UK) -- Chapter 2 'Melting into air: Dining in the dark, reification and the aesthetics of darkness', by Adam Alston (University of Surrey, UK) -- Chapter 3 'Creating in the dark: Conceptualising different darknesses in contemporary practice', by Liam Jarvis (Analogue/Royal Holloway University of London, UK) Part Two: Dark Phenomena -- Chapter 4 'Aural visions: sonic spectatorship in the dark', by Lynne Kendrick (Central School of Speech and Drama, UK) -- Chapter 5 'Darkness, perceptual ambiguity and the abyss', by Tom Espiner and George Home-Cook (Sound & Fury), in interview with Adam Alston and Martin Welton -- Chapter 6 'Missing rooms and unknown clouds: Darkness and illumination in the work of Lundahl & Seitl', by Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, UK) with Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl (Lundahl & Seitl) -- Chapter 7 'Staring at blindness: Pitch black theatre and disability-led performance', by Amelia Cavallo and Maria Oshodi (Extant) Part Three: Dark Culture -- Chapter 8 'Playing with shadows in the dark: Shadow theatre and performance in flux', by Matthew Cohen (Royal Holloway University of London, UK) -- Chapter 9 'Under the Starry Night: Darkness, community and theatricality in Iannis Xenakis's Mycenae Polytopon', by Marina Kotzamani (University of the Peleponnese, Greece) -- Chapter 10 'In praise of gloom: The theatre defaced', by Martin Welton (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
Summary " This edited collection of essays explores how theatre works in the dark, examining performances that blur the boundary between stage and auditorium by turning out the lights, and the significance of seeing and listening in darkness to some of this new century's most exciting and innovative theatre artists. Theatre in the Dark responds to the rising tide of experimentation in dark theatre aesthetics, bringing together, for the first time, leading and emerging practitioners and researchers in a volume dedicated to theatre in the dark. As well as examining the history of how theatre lowered the lights in order to see differently, the book also explores the work of a growing number of theatre makers experimenting with the aesthetic potential of darkness, including Sound&Fury, Lundahl & Seitl, Chris Goode, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath. The book is divided into three parts: Dark Aesthetics Dark Phenomena Dark Culture Opening up a field of research that considers the aesthetics and phenomenology of dark theatre performances, along with their contexts, Theatre in the Dark proposes and explores areas for discussion and debate that will appeal to researchers, practitioners and audiences alike. "--
Other author Alston, Adam, editor.
Welton, Martin, 1973-, editor.
Subject Theater -- History -- 21st century.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Theater -- Production and direction.
ISBN 9781474251181 (hardback)