Performance Research Volume 24 Issue 4

On Theatricality

Issue editors: Andrew Quick & Richard Rushton

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2019) 24:4

What is Theatricality? Is it the essence of theatre, or is it that which distorts, exaggerates and thus undoes theatre? Can performance be both theatrical and anti-theatrical? Does anti-theatricality invoke a new kind of theatre? Or is an embrace of theatricality integral to processes of performance? The contributions in this issue ask these and other questions in relation to a wide range of performance examples and possibilities. These include articles on The Wooster Group, Jan Fabre, Marina Abramović, Robert Wilson, and Goat Island, as well as reflections on theatricality and skill, sound, grief and violence, and on the politics of theatricality, theatricality and disability and immersive theatricality.

On Theatricality

Andrew Quick, Richard Rushton

pp. 1 - 4

Theatricality, Michael Fried and Nineteenth-Century Art and Theatre

Patricia Smyth

pp. 5 - 9

‘Rule Number 1 – It is Possible that Your Only Nation is Imagination’ : Political/Historical theatricality of Jan Fabre’s images in Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

Sylvia Solakidi

pp. 10 - 19

Balancing Acts : (Meta)theatricality and violence

Emma Willis

pp. 20 - 27

Notes towards a Theatre of Assemblages

Simon Bowes

pp. 28 - 34

Theatricality and Absorption : Politics of representation in Michael Fried, The Wooster Group and Robert Wilson

Nik Wakefield

pp. 35 - 43

The Force that Sustains : Theatricality and intermediality in the work of The Wooster Group

Serap Erincin

pp. 44 - 52

The Star of the Show : Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Bryony White

pp. 53 - 62

Theatricality as an Interdisciplinary Problem

Julia Peetz

pp. 63 - 67

Theatricality : A dramatic form of contesting spectatorial codes

Goran Petrović-Lotina

pp. 68 - 75

On the Theatricality of Sign Languages on Stage

Laura Haughey, Denise Armstrong

pp. 76 - 79

Ototheatre : Summoning theatricality

Laren R. Beck

pp. 80 - 87

SEMESTER : The labour of attention

Konstantina Georgelou

pp. 88 - 95

Theatricalizing a Familial Archive

Elizabeth Kurkjian

pp. 96 - 102

The Theatricality of Grief : Suspending movement, mourning and meaning with Roland Barthes

Harry Robert Wilson

pp. 103 - 109

On Theatricality and the Space Between : Relationships and the theatre(s) of learning disability

Jennifer Goddard

pp. 110 - 117

Theatrics between Life and Death : Performing the urban history of Garibong-dong, Seoul in Camp or the Place that Became a Lion by Miwansung Project and OLTA

Soo Ryon Yoon

pp. 118 - 124

Theatricality and the Construction of ‘Skill’

Jack Belloli

pp. 125 - 132

Grace within the Limits of Theatricality Alone : The puppet-body in Goat Island and Every house has a door

Swen Steinhäuser

pp. 133 - 141

In and Out of the Dark : Exposing the ‘immersive’ theatrically

Mischa Twitchin

pp. 142 - 148

Notes on Contributors

pp. 149 - 150