Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology

Digital Theatre

The Making and Meaning of Live Mediated Performance, US & UK 1990-2020

Authors: Masura, Nadja

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  • Explores the ways in which Digital Theatre shapes and redefines traditional theatre expectations and roles
  • Asks why, rather than how, we want to try to tell stories using the technology available to us
  • Analyses past works and provides seeds of inspiration for new works by posing theoretical ideas and questions
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Digital Theatre is a rich and varied art form evolving between performing bodies gathered together in shared space and the ever-expanding flexible reach of the digital technology that shapes our world. This book explores live theatre performances which incorporate video projection, animation, motion capture and triggering, telematics and multisite performance, robotics, VR, and AR. Through examples from practitioners like George Coates, the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, Troika Ranch, David Saltz, Mark Reaney, The Builder’s Association, and ArtGrid, a picture emerges of how and why digital technology can be used to effectively create theatre productions matching the storytelling and expressive needs of today’s artists and audiences. It also examines how theatre roles such as director, actor, playwright, costumes, and set are altered, and how ideas of body, place, and community are expanded. 

About the authors

Nadja Masura is a former MITH Fellow with degrees in Theatre from University of Maryland, Michigan, & Puget Sound, USA.  She also holds degrees in Multimedia Authoring & Integration and Graphics Design. Nadja is a director, dramaturg, and artist and has worked in arts NPOs and the tech industry.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Theatre
Book Subtitle
The Making and Meaning of Live Mediated Performance, US & UK 1990-2020
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55628-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55628-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55627-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 295
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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