Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

Freda Chapple, Chiel Kattenbelt
Rodopi, 2006 - 266 pages
Intermediality: the incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance. Presented here for the first time is a major collection of essays, written by the Theatre and Intermediality Research Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, which assesses intermediality in theatre and performance. The book draws on the history of ideas to present a concept of intermediality as an integration of thoughts and medial processes, and it locates intermediality at the inter-sections situated in-between the performers, the observers and the confluence of media, medial spaces and art forms involved in performance at a particular moment in time. Referencing examples from contemporary theatre, cinema, television, opera, dance and puppet theatre, the book puts forward a thesis that the intermedial is a space where the boundaries soften and we are in-between and within a mixing of space, media and realities, with theatre providing the staging space for intermediality. The book places theatre and performance at the heart of the 'new media' debate and will be of keen interest to students, with clear relevance to undergraduates and post-graduates in Theatre Studies and Film and Media Studies, as well as the theatre research community.

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Table des matières

remediation appropriation adaptation page 41
Mise en scène hypermediacy and the sensorium page 55
intermediality remediation and education page 81
Intermedial perceptions page 101
the mediatization of theatrical space page 117
a performative phenomenon? page 137
choreographing intermediality in contemporary
From adaptation to intermediality page 167
intermediality and the avantgarde page 181
double takes on Nosferatu page 195
Herbert Fritschs project hamlet_X page 223
References page 237
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Freda Chapple trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama before working for the Welsh National 'Opera For All', English National Opera, Australian Opera and Scottish Opera as singer, stage manager and staff producer. She is now a Lecturer in Continuing Education (Arts) at the University of Sheffield, where she is the programme director of the English Studies and Performing Arts degree track at the Institute for Lifelong Learning. Freda was the stage manager in charge of the opening night of the Sydney Opera House and she continues to perform in and direct opera. Recent productions include: Cavalleria Rusticana and Trial by Jury, 2004; Façade, 2003; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La Traviata, 2000. Her current research is assessing the impact of digital technology on British Theatre practice and education, for which she holds a Society for Theatre Research award, and narrative structures in academic literacy.
Chiel Kattenbelt is associate professor in Media Comparison and Intermediality at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) where he teaches in the programmes of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Communication and Information Studies, and New Media and Digital Culture. He is also associate professor at the Theatre Academy Maastricht (The Netherlands), where he is head of an interdisciplinary research programme on new theatricality with respect to the public sphere, language and technology. He has published articles in several books and international journals on aesthetics, semiotics, theatre and media theory and intermediality.

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