By Patrice Pavis
‘We have solid cause to be cautious of mise en scène, yet that's the entire extra cause to question this wariness ... it sounds as if photos from a functionality get back to hang-out us, as though to lengthen and remodel our adventure as spectators, as though to strength us to reconsider the development, to come back to our excitement or our terror.’ – Patrice Pavis, from the foreword
Contemporary Mise en Scène is Patrice Pavis’s masterful research of the position that staging has performed within the construction and perform of theatre all through historical past. This stunningly formidable learn considers:
- the staged examining, on the frontiers of mise en scène;
- scenography, which occasionally replaces staging;
- the reinterpretation of classical and modern works;
- the improvement of intercultural theatre and ritual;
- new applied sciences and their utilization survive the level;
- the postmodern perform of deconstruction.
But it additionally applies sustained serious cognizance to the demanding situations of defining mise en scène, of monitoring its improvement, and of exploring its attainable futures. Joel Anderson’s strong new translation lucidly realises Pavis’s research of the altering percentages for stagecraft within the context of functionality paintings, actual theatre and sleek theory.
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