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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Mise en scène, Acting, and Space in Comics

Authors: D'Arcy, Geraint

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  • Discusses mise en scéne as a concept used in comics studies around the areas of the setting, acting and the frame of comics
  • Uses recent developments in theatre and film theory to explore and re-evaluate elements of comics composition
  • Asks what the use of comics theory can bring to theories in theatre and film studies
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This book explores some of the less frequently questioned ideas which underpin comics creation and criticism. “Mise en scène” is a term which refers to the way in which visual elements work together to create meaning in comics. It is a term that comics have borrowed from cinema, which borrowed it in turn from theatre. But comics are not film and they are not cinema, so how can this term be of any use? If we consider comics to have mise en scène, should not we also ask if the characters in comics act like the characters on film and stage? In its exploration of these ideas, this book also asks what film and theatre can learn from comics.

About the authors

Geraint D’Arcy is a practising scenographer, and the author of Critical Approaches to TV and Film Set Design (2019). A Lecturer in Media practice at the UEA, Norwich, he previously worked at USW, Cardiff, where he helped establish the bi-annual Creative Comics, Creating Comics symposium.

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"This is a clear, concise, and very useful book for students, educators, and academics in the field of comic studies. It will be the 'go-to' book from now on and help us all feel more comfortable using 'mise en scène' in our conversations, debates, and analyses of comic books."

Ian Hornsby, University of Chichester, United Kingdom

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mise en scène, Acting, and Space in Comics
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51113-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51113-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51112-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 136
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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