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Theatre Symposium, Vol. 24, Theatre Symposium, Vol. 24, 0817370110, 0-8173-7011-0, 978-0-8173-7011-4, 9780817370114, , , Theatre Symposium, Vol. 24, 0817390669, 0-8173-9066-9, 978-0-8173-9066-2, 9780817390662,

Theatre Symposium, Vol. 24
Theatre and Space
Edited by Becky K. Becker

Quality Paper
2016. 144 pp.
7 B&W figures
Price:  $34.95 s
E Book
2016. 144 pp.
7 B&W figures
Price:  $34.95 d

At a time when so many options exist for access to theatrical entertainments, it is no surprise that theatre practitioners and scholars are often preoccupied with the role of the audience. While space undoubtedly impacts the rehearsal and production processes, its greater significance seems to rest in the impact a specific location has on the audience. This volume delves into issues of theatre and space, traversing traditional theatre spaces such as the African Grove Theater discussed by Gregory Carr, Tony Gunn’s examination of Edward Gorey's theatrical designs, and George Pate’s reflections on Beckett's stage directors. Also highlighted are some decidedly innovative spaces, like those described by J. K. Curry in her examination of “Theatre for One” and modern uses of medieval sacred spaces as detailed by Carla Lahey.
Whether positive or negative in scope, meanings generated within theatre spaces are impacted by the cultural context from which they emerge—the ways in which space is conceived, scrutinized, and experiences. As a result, the relationship between space, theatre, and audience is diverse, complex, and ever changing in practice.

Becky K. Becker is a professor of theatre at Columbus State University in Columbus, Gerogia, and the coordinator for the international studies certificate. Her published work has been featured in Feminist Teacher, Theatre Symposium, and Shakespeare Beyond English.

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