The emptiness of this stage signifies nothing: the material as sign in modern theatre

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Power, Cormac (2007)
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Subject: Q300

Analysing the materiality of theatre, Cormac Power uses Brecht to analyse the modernist idealisation of the (supposedly) direct perceptual relationship between audience the material immanence of the actors onstage. Power’s essay closes the chapter on textual materiality but also provides insights into the discussion which follows on aspects of immateriality, which covers the translation of the intangible to the tangible.
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    3 For an examination of attempts to reconfigure Brechtian stagecraft on the British stage in the 1990s, see Margaret Eddershaw's Performing Brecht: Forty Years of British Performances (1996), pp. 151- 157.

    Handke's 1966 play Offending the Audience. In this play, a relationship between

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