Theatrical Reality

Space, Embodiment and Empathy in Performance

Campbell Edinborough

Theatrical Reality

Campbell Edinborough

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

170 pages | 10 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781783205868 Published October 2016
Performance, dramaturgy, and scenography are often explored in isolation, but in Theatrical Reality, Campbell Edinborough describes their connectedness in order to investigate how the experience of reality is constructed and understood during performance. Drawing on sociological theory, cognitive psychology, and embodiment studies, Edinborough analyzes our seemingly paradoxical understanding of theatrical reality, guided by the contexts shaping relationships between performer, spectator, and performance space. Through a range of examples from theatre, dance, circus, and film, Theatrical Reality examines how the liminal spaces of performance foster specific ways of conceptualizing time, place, and reality.
Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1
Locating Theatrical Reality
Chapter 2
Embodiment and the Dialectical Reality of Scenic Space
Chapter 3
Watching Bodies in Theatrical Space
Chapter 4
Authentic Fictions: Truthful Behaviour in Given Circumstances
Chapter 5
Alienated Realities
Chapter 6
Theatrical Reality Beyond the Theatre Walls
Chapter 7
Spectatorial Corporeality and Theatrical Intimacy
Chapter 8
Meta-Realities in Autobiographical Theatre, Film and Television
Conclusion
 
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