Really moving drama: authenticating space and place in TheatreWorks’ location plays

Davies, Paul (2013). Really moving drama: authenticating space and place in TheatreWorks’ location plays PhD Thesis, English Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Davies, Paul
Thesis Title Really moving drama: authenticating space and place in TheatreWorks’ location plays
School, Centre or Institute English Media Studies and Art History
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Open Access Status Other
Supervisor Joanne Tompkins
Stephen Carleton
Total pages 250
Total colour pages 25
Total black and white pages 225
Language eng
Subjects 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Formatted abstract
From 1981 to 1990 Melbourne’s TheatreWorks staged a number of plays in tents, on trams, in a riverboat, a hotel, a public garden, a cinema, a boarding house and an historic mansion. Really Moving Drama proposes that the success of these plays hinged on the authenticity of the relationship between the space of the play and its place of performance. Such resonances could involve cultural, social, historical, architectural, literary, geographical and sensory elements. The more convincing the relationship the more successful (or otherwise) the production became. One outcome was to push the experience of theatre into literally new territory.
Keyword Site-specific theatre
Location theatre
Community theatre
Australian next wave drama
Theatreworks
Heterotopia

 
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