Memos from a Theatre Lab: Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

1st Edition

Nandita Dinesh

Routledge
Published December 6, 2016
Reference - 132 Pages
ISBN 9781138219182 - CAT# Y291389

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Summary

What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’?

By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study of her work Pinjare (Cages) sets out the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of her specific aesthetic framework. Memos from a Theatre Lab places Dinesh’s practical work within the context of existing analyses of Immersive Theatre, using this investigation to generate an underpinning theory of how Immersive Theatre works for its participants.

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