EDITED BY WIMBLEDON COLLEGE READER IN THEATRE JANE COLLINS
‘A long-awaited resource on scenography, which places
theoretical and critical writing from within the
subject-field and beyond, alongside specially
commissioned responses from practitioners’
– Helen Iball, University of Hull.
Theatre and Performance Design is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design.
This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning.
Jane Collins is Reader in Theatre at Wimbledon College of Art, London, where she currently co-ordinates the contextual studies programme. She is a writer, director and theatre-maker, who works across the UK and internationally.