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Theatrical Reality: Space, Embodiment and Empathy in Performance

Edinborough, Campbell


Campbell Edinborough


Performance, dramaturgy, and scenography are often explored in isolation, but in Theatrical Reality, Campbell Edinborough describes their connectedness in order to investigate how the experience of reality is constructed and understood during performance. Drawing on sociological theory, cognitive psychology, and embodiment studies, Edinborough analyses our seemingly paradoxical understanding of theatrical reality, guided by the contexts shaping relationships between performer, spectator, and performance space. Through a range of examples from theatre, dance, circus, and film, Theatrical Reality examines how the liminal spaces of performance foster specific ways of conceptualising time, place, and reality.


Edinborough, C. (2016). Theatrical Reality: Space, Embodiment and Empathy in Performance. Intellect

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Oct 15, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 8, 2022
Publisher Intellect
ISBN 9781783205868
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Contract Date Jul 1, 2015