Theatre & the Visual argues that theatre studies' preoccupation with problems arising from textual analysis has compromised a fuller, political consideration of the visual. Johnson examines the spectator's role in the theatre, exploring pleasure, difficulty and spectacle, to consider the implications for visual experience in the theatre.
About the Author
DOMINIC JOHNSON is Lecturer in Drama in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. He is the author of Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture (2012). He is a performance artist himself, and has performed at venues and festivals in the UK and internationally.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface.- Foreword.- Introduction.- PART I: HISTORIES OF LOOKING.- PART II: WORDLESS SPECTACLE.- PART III: THE PLEASURES AND PAINS OF LOOKING.- EPILOGUE: THE SHOCK OF THE NEW.- Further Reading.
What People are Saying About This
Contemporary examples are extremely well-selected and illustrate important aspects of the visual and their political provocations in contemporary performance practice.' - Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre, University of Hull, UK