Scenographic practice in contemporary chamber theatre

Schostakowski, Benjamin A. (2015) Scenographic practice in contemporary chamber theatre. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This research study explores the practice of scenography in contemporary chamber theatre. The practice-led approach allowed for the exploration of theoretical insights around scenography (the arrangement of the performance space, lighting, sound, design, objects and performers) in chamber theatre, directly resulting in the creation and staging of a new theatre work, 'A Tribute of Sorts'. The production was directed by the researcher and staged in two professional theatre companies, Queensland Theatre Company and La Boite Theatre Company in Queensland, Australia. The study investigated if the scenographic components of the chamber theatre performance could be employed as a machine that operates according to its own logic of operations, psycho-plastic manipulations, and metatheatricality. By doing so, testing if the scenography becomes a dramaturgy that contributes to spectorial meaning-making in and of itself.

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ID Code: 87434
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Gattenhof, Sandra & Radvan, Mark
Keywords: Theatre-making, Scenography, Chamber Theatre, Practice-led Research, Psycho-plastic space, Contemporary Theatre, Metatheatricality, Theatricality
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2016 07:05
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 07:05

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