The emptiness of this stage signifies nothing: the material as sign in modern theatre

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Analysing the materiality of theatre, Cormac Power uses Brecht to analyse the modernist idealisation of the (supposedly) direct perceptual relationship between audience the material immanence of the actors onstage. Power’s essay closes the chapter on textual materiality but also provides insights into the discussion which follows on aspects of immateriality, which covers the translation of the intangible to the tangible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Worlds: proceedings of the conference held at Glasgow University 2005
EditorsR. Moffat, E. de Klerk
Place of PublicationNewcastle-upon-Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars
ISBN (Print)978-1847182753
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007

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