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

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

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

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. After tracing the history of current approaches back to early practitioners such as Méliès, Painlévé and Piscator, Staging the Screen explores in detail recent productions by Svoboda, the Wooster Group, Forkbeard Fantasy, Forced Entertainment, Station House Opera, and Lepage. It charts the impact of developing technologies and addresses critical issues raised by multi-media and intermedia work.

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Introduction: Contamination or Remediation?
European Pioneers: Magic vs. Realism
Polysceicness: Josef Svoboda and Laterna Magika
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
Conclusions
Index

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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