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PECI2405 - PECI 2405 Module Reading List

Theatre, Technology and Performance, 2013/14
Scott Palmer
s.d.palmer@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Key Texts

Baugh, C   Theatre performance and technology : the development of scenography in the twentieth century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Baugh, C  Theatre, performance and technology : the development and transformation of scenography, (2nd edition) B asingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 

Dixon, S   Digital Performance : a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation, MIT Press 2007

McKinney, J & Butterworth, P   The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009

Palmer, S  Light : Readings in Theatre Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Additional Reading

Aronson, A  The history and theory of environmental scenography, Ann Arbor, Mi.:UMI Press, 1981

Aronson, A  Looking into the abyss : essays on scenography, Ann Arbor, Mi.:UMI Press, 2005

Ascott, R  Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness, Berkley, CA:University of California Press, 2003

Auslander, P Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, London:Routledge, 2008

Berghaus, G   Avant-garde performance : live events and electronic technologies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Broadhurst, S  Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Broadhurst, S & Machon, J (eds) Performance and technology : practice s of virtual embodiment and interactivity , London & New York:Palgrave Macmillan 2006

Carver, G & Beardon, C (eds) New visions in performance : the impact of digital technologies, Lisse, NL:Swets and Zeitlinger, 2004

Causey, M  Theatre and performance in digital culture : from simulation to embeddedness , London: Routledge, 2006

Dinkla, S & Leeker, M (eds) Tanz und Technologien : auf dem Weg zu medialen Inszenierungen = Dance and technology : moving towards media productions : Moving towards media productions, Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2002

Giannachi, G   Virtual theatres : an introduction, London:Routledge, 2004

Giannachi, G The politics of new media theatre, London: Routledge 2006

Grau, O  Virtual art : from illusion to immersion, Mass: MIT Press, 2003

Hannah D & Harsløf O (eds) Performance design, Copenhagen:Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008

Innes, C  Avant garde theatre : 1892-1992, London:Routledge, 1993

Kaye, N  Multi-media : video, installation, performance , London: Routledge 2007, pp. 141-161 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

Lehmann, H  Postdramatic Theater, London:Routledge, 2006

Oddey, A & White, C (eds) The potentials of spaces : the theory and practice of scenography and performance, Bristol: Intellect, 2005

Popat, S   Invisible Connections: dance, choreography and internet communities, London : Routledge, 2006.


Further Reading based on Key Practitioners

Burian, J The Scenography of Josef Svoboda, Wesleyan Univ Press,1971

Svoboda, J The secret of theatrical space : the memoirs of Josef Svoboda (ed. & trans. Burian, J.M.) New York, NY: Applause, 1993

Ursic, U (ed) Josef Svoboda : Scenographer , Paris: Union of the Theatres of Europe,1998

Morgan, N  Stage lighting design in Britain : the emergence of the lighting designer, 1881-1950 , Cambridge: Entertainment Technology Press, 2005

Kantor, T A journey through other spaces : essays and manifestos, 1944-1990 (trans Kobialka, M) Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993

Kantor, T Wielopole/wielopole : an exercise in theatre; (trans Tchorek, M & Hyde G.M.), London : Boyars, 1990

Miklaszewski, K Encounters with Tadeusz Kantor, (trans. Ed. Hyde, G) London: Routledge, 2002

Dundjerovic, A The theatricality of Robert Lepage, London:McGill-Queen’s Press, 2007

Dundjerovic, A Robert Lepage, Routledge Performance Practitioners, (ed. Chamberlain, F) London:Routledge 2009

Donohoe, J.I & Koustas, J.M. (eds) Theater sans frontiers : essays on the dramatic universe of Robert Lepage, East Lancing:Michigan State press, 2000

Shevtsova, M Robert Wilson, London: Routledge, 2007

Quadri, F et al Robert Wilson, New York, N.Y.;Rizzoli, 1998

Holmberg, A The theatre of Robert Wilson, Cambridge C.U.P. 1996

Shyer, L Robert Wilson and his collaborators, New York, NY:Theatre Communications Group 1989

Castelluci, C The Theatre of Societas Raffaello Sanzio London ; New York : Routledge, 2007

Key Journals

Performance Research - Volume 18 No.3 June 2013 'On Scenography' [available online]

Also Volume 10 No.4 December 2005 'On Techne' [available in hard copy in library and also online]

International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media  [available online]

Digital creativity.  [available online]

Leonardo – Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology [available online]

Scenography International [online] http://www.scenography-international.com/

Body, Space & Technology [online] http://people.brunel.ac.uk/bst/non_ie.html

The Scenographer http://www.thescenographer.com/  [selected material available online]

Online Course Readings

Dixon, Steve, (2007) "Introduction" from Dixon, Steve, Digital performance: a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation pp.1-33 Available through Online Course Readings section of the VLE

Aronson, Arnold, (2005) "Can Theater and Media Speak the Same Language? " from Aronson, Arnold, Looking into the abyss: essays on scenography pp.86-96 Available through Online Course Readings section of the VLE

Baugh, Christopher, (2005) "New Technologies and Shifting Paradigms" from Baugh, Christopher, Theatre, performance and technology : the development of scenography in the twentieth century pp.202-209 Available through Online Course Readings section of the VLE

Giesekam, Greg, (2007) "Electric Campfires: Robert Lepage" from Giesekam, Greg, Staging the screen: the use of film and video in theatre pp.218-244 Available through Online Course Readings section of the VLE

Hunt, Nick, and Melrose, Susan, (2005) "Techne, Technology, Technician" from n/a, Performance Research pp.70-82 Available through Online Course Readings section of the VLE

Pallasmaa, Juhani, (2005) The eyes of the skin : architecture and the senses. Chichester : Wiley-Academy.
Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

Ascott, Roy, (1999) Reframing consciousness. Portland, OR : Intellect.
Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

This list was last updated on 29/01/2014