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Performative Models and Physical Fictions

Drábek, Pavel



Arcadian Theatre is a concept for performance practice that uses fictional scenarios to engage participants in autotelic play that facilitates intercultural (inter-epistemological) dialogue. In so doing, the performance models of Arcadian Theatre enable the cultivation of interaction and social coevolution. Drawing on theories of theatre and scenography, theory of models, philosophy (Speech Act Theory), anthropology, and social psychology, the article proposes the use of scenographic environments with its created and curated spaces and performance objects to create performative models and physical fictions capable of engendering novel ecologies with their autonomous epistemologies and ethics that build on the affordances of the spaces, objects and social behaviours within the fictional worlds.


Drábek, P. (2023). Performative Models and Physical Fictions. Litteraria Pragensia : Studies in Literature and Culture, 32(64), 8-36

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 26, 2023
Online Publication Date Feb 7, 2023
Publication Date 2023-02
Deposit Date Jan 26, 2023
Publicly Available Date Feb 8, 2023
Journal Litteraria Pragensia : Studies in Literature and Culture
Print ISSN 0862-8424
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 64
Pages 8-36
Series ISSN 2571-452X
Keywords theatre theory; models; performative models; play; autotelic play; applied theatre; scenography; intercultural dialogue; epistemology; worlding; cosmopoiesis; Forum Theatre; Arcadian Theatre
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