Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

By: Josephine Machon (author)Paperback

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Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes original interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies.

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Josephine Machon is Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary Performance Practice at Middlesex University, UK. She is the author of (Syn)aesthetics: Redefining Visceral Performance (2009, 2011). Josephine is also joint editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Performance and Technology and the co-editor of Performance and Technology (2006), Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies (2010) and Identity, Performance and Technology (2012).


List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface Contributing Artists and their Practice Introduction: Immersive Theatres - Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance PART I 1. Definitions and Details 2. Features & Finer Details: A Scale of Immersivity 3. Immersive Perspectives PART II 4. Introduction: Immersion, intimacy and Immediacy in Practice 5. Michael Morris of Artangel 6. Felix Barrett of Punchdrunk 7. Bruce Gladwin of Back To Back Theatre 8. Lundahl & Seitl 9. Silvia Mercuriali 10. Tassos Stevens of Coney 11. Sam Holdsworth of Nimble Fish 12. Punchdrunk Enrichment 13. Louise Ann Wilson 14. Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill of WildWorks 15. Adrian Howells 16. Tristan Sharps of dreamthinkspeak 17. Conclusion: Immersive Theatres Recommended Reading and Research Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137019837
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781137019837
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1137019832

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