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Staging the Screen (The Use of Film and Video in Theatre)

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Title: Staging the Screen (The Use of Film and Video in Theatre)
Author: Giesekam, Greg
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The use of film and video is commonplace in contemporary theatre, viewed by some as contaminating theatre's 'liveness', by others as inevitable and desirable. Beginning with early practitioners such as Melies, Painleve and Piscator, "Staging the Screen" proceeds to explore in detail, the recent productions by Svoboda, the Wooster Group, Forkbeard Fantasy, Forced Entertainment, the Builders Association and Robert Lepage. It charts the impact of developing technologies on practices in sceneography, dramaturgy, and performance, and addresses critical issues raised by multi-media and intermedia work.

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 -

Author Biography: 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).

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 19/11/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781403916990
Publishing status: Print On Demand (web)
Staging the Screen (The Use of Film and Video in Theatre)