Performing morality : a framework for assessing the moral significance of selected works of postdramatic performance

Lim, Bao Tung Michelle (2014) Performing morality : a framework for assessing the moral significance of selected works of postdramatic performance. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study examines the relationship between aesthetic and moral dimensions of postdramatic performance (PdP) with specific reference to two case studies: The Power of Theatrical Madness (1984) by Jan Fabre; and Inferno (2008) by Romeo Castellucci. These two cases were selected based on Lehmann's (1999/2006) "Postdramatic Theatre" theoretical framework by identifying various aspects of PdP: text, space, time, body and media. There are three primary objectives in this research project: (1) to examine if the selected works of PdP have moral functions; (2) identify these moral functions; and (3) establish a suitable framework to examine and assess the moral significance of the selected works.

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ID Code: 76539
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Makeham, Paul & McNamara, Andrew
Keywords: Postdramatic Theatre, Postdramatic Performance, Morality, Moral Significance, Audience Reception, Inferno (Castellucci), The Power of Theatrical Madness
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2014 06:20
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 06:04

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