Armstrong, Esther M (2010) A scenographic analysis of emergent British 'national' identity, on the stages of the National Theatre between 1995-2005. PhD thesis, University of the Arts London.
|Type of Research:||Thesis|
|Creators:||Armstrong, Esther M|
This thesis examines space within the context of scenography and investigates its presence as a theme exposing the unstable condition of identity.
It does this by examining how 'national' identity has been presented through the medium of design on the stages of the UK's National Theatre during an era where identity is being used as a political tool. The 'new ideologies' of regionalism,multiculturalism and globalisation are identified as provocative catalysts that are expressed within selected designs and are seen as challenging fixed notions of identity.
Influenced by Henri Lefebvre's Production of Space, the production of scenography is examined within this thesis by combining three perspectives. It sets up a dialogue which looks to reveal a 'code', which explains the space produced on stage, by considering the following:
Space is considered as a key theme within scenography as it has been identified by the scenographer Jaroslav Malina as a significant constant within this art form.
The thesis concludes that design, the production of space on stage, is under acknowledged in wider theatre criticism but is nevertheless shown to be a significant aspect in the reading and composition of conveying 'national' identity upon the National Theatre's stages.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||nationalism, National Theatre, regionalism, multiculturalism, globalisation, identity, Lefebvre, scenography|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Date Deposited:||22 Jun 2012 14:11|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2015 16:32|
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