The Empty Space Setting & Symbolism

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Theatre Space

Throughout the book, the author suggests that any space can be a place where theatre is performed—a luxuriously appointed/decorated Broadway or West End theatre, a church, a street-corner, or a bombed-out barn in Germany.

Theatre

Theatre as a concept, the author suggests, is in fact not about the building in which it's performed or even the play or the text. Theatre is defined by its purpose for existence, and by how that purpose manifests.

The Deadly Theatre

"Deadly" in this book is a euphemism for dull, meaning that "deadly theatre" is theatre in which an audience is a spectator, not a participant. "Deadly" theatre is theatre in which audiences and practitioners alike are essentially unmoved and/or unchanged by what's going on, and in which nothing new or insightful is evoked by what's being presented on the stage and/or absorbed by the...

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