In Place of a Show: What Happens Inside Theatres When by Augusto Corrieri

By Augusto Corrieri

In position of a Show is a compelling account of Western theatre structures within the twenty first century: theatres stripped in their fundamental function, mendacity empty, preserved as museums, or demolished.

Playfully combining first-person narratives, scholarly learn and visible files, Augusto Corrieri explores the fabric and creative potentials of those locations, charting interconnections among people, birds, crops, and the beguiling animations of inanimate issues, comparable to partitions, curtains and seats.

Across 4 chapters we research of the uncanny dismantling and reconstitution of a German Baroque auditorium through the moment international conflict; the phantasmal continues to be of a demolished track corridor in London's East finish; a Renaissance Italian theatre, fleetingly reworked into an aviary by means of the looks of a swallow; and a lavish opera apartment rising from the Amazon rainforest. In those pages we're invited to find theatres as websites of anomalous encounters and unbelievable coincidences: areas that would show the performative entanglement of human and nonhuman worlds.

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