Craig’s vision of theatre making was one of ongoing reinvention; to turn over what had been and to look for new ‘truths'. It required a mastery of the multiple domains of theatre practice: the visual, the performative and the technical as well as an acute engagement with the intangible, the poetic and perhaps the spiritual.
This paper will focus on the UK; to provide a sense of the emergence and development of theatre design as a site of study and to place Craig’s vision of the ‘theatre athlete’ in the context of contemporary theatre design education. Perhaps a hundred years on from ‘On The Art of the Theatre’, this is a good time for ‘second thoughts’; to review and evaluate Craig’s legacy and influence and to consider what advice he might have for us in contemplating the next hundred.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Sound Editor: Peter Key Sound Design and Production, email@example.com
Space and Light, V & A Theatre and Performance Galleries, 11/09/2010 – 13/03/2011
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, June 2011
Liam Doona is the Head of the Department of Art and Design at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art,
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||scenography|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Funders:||Wimbledon College of Art, The Society for Theatre Research, The London Design Festival|
|Event Location:||Sackler Centre, V & A museum, London|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2010 10:53|
|Last Modified:||20 Sep 2014 06:58|