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Virtual Theatres - An Introduction

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Title: Virtual Theatres - An Introduction
Author: Giannachi, Gabriella
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Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyses the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including Blast Theory Merce Cunningham Eduardo Kac Forced Entertainment Lynn Hershman Jodi Orlan Guillermo Gomez-Pena Marcel-la Ant.nez Roca Jeffrey Shaw Stelarc. This is the first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts. Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how 'virtuality' has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life.

Review: 'A welcome addition to the growing range of works currently available on virtual reality and performance. It is clearly written and offers a useful historical overview of the field to date ... Giannachi has done impressive work in collating a vast and stimulating array of relevant examples ... There is no question that Virtual Theatres is a tremendously useful teaching and research resource. It will be of great use to teachers of new media, as well as post-graduate and under-graduate students of theatre studies.' Studies in Theatre Performance. Used at QUT - Theatre Forms.

Publication date: 11/03/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415283793
Publishing status: AU POD in BN
Virtual Theatres - An Introduction