The real deal: Interrogating the paradoxical co-existence of reality and construction in contemporary theatre

Gough, Daniel J. (2016) The real deal: Interrogating the paradoxical co-existence of reality and construction in contemporary theatre. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


Through a practice led approach, this study investigates how the constituent elements of theatre can be calibrated to disrupt perceptions of reality within the theatre event. A 'System of Calibration' was devised to enable theatre makers to regulate theatre phenomena and articulate the relationship between construct and reality in contemporary Postdramatic performance. The system can be used as a proactive tool for dramaturgical analysis of performance in creation and a retroactive tool for the deconstruction of existing works.

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ID Code: 97633
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Mee, Sean & Hadley, Bree
Keywords: theatre, reality, construction, contemporary theatre, suicide ensemble, suicide show, reality event, risk, calibration, performance
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2016 07:21
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:21

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