Rejecting the Page, Inciting Visuality: Staging 'Woyzeck' in a Mediatized Culture

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dc.contributor.authorConway, Elisha
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T16:00:52Z
dc.date.available2013-01-14T16:00:52Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23645
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6372
dc.description.abstractThe influence of new media on theatrical practice over the past fifty years has spurred a movement towards theatrical forms which are increasingly organized around the sensory elements of performance. This change is most noticeable in the visual approaches to theatre, and it has produced what I have labeled a theatre of visuality. This thesis argues that the tendencies for visualization found in visual media have extensively marked the performance strategies of contemporary theatre practice, resulting in a shift away from the logocentric dramatic text and towards theatre performance organized around the visual. Looking at four contemporary productions of Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck –Thomas Ostermeier’s Woyzeck (2005), Vesturport’s Woyzeck (2005), Robert Wilson’s Woyzeck (2000), and Josef Nadj’s Woyzeck ou l’Ébauche du Vertige (1994)– this thesis produces a preliminary typology of four distinct visualities/theatrical forms which make up the theatre of visuality: hyperrealism, synesthesia, superficiality, and visual narration. This thesis contributes to the conceptualization and understanding of postdramatic theatre by linking the theatre’s rejection of the text to the increased centrality of the visual in performance, and by tracing these shifts to the influence of visual media.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectVisuality
dc.subjectPostdramatic
dc.subjectSpace
dc.subjectVisual Media
dc.subjectHyperrealism
dc.subjectSynesthesia
dc.subjectSuperficiality
dc.subjectVisual narration
dc.subjectThomas Ostermeier
dc.subjectVesturport
dc.subjectRobert Wilson
dc.subjectJosef Nadj
dc.subjectMediatized culture
dc.subjectWoyzeck
dc.subjectSoap Operas
dc.subjectMusic Videos
dc.subjectPostmodern Cinema
dc.subjectPhotography
dc.subjectSilent Film
dc.subjectIconicity
dc.subjectFraming
dc.subjectDimensionality
dc.subjectVisual Culture
dc.titleRejecting the Page, Inciting Visuality: Staging 'Woyzeck' in a Mediatized Culture
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentThéâtre / Theatre
dc.contributor.supervisorMeerzon, Yana
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentThéâtre / Theatre
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