ITU FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE 2019-2020 SPRING TERM

TES SECTION 2 BLOG

 

 

Making A Scene

The concept of space is crucial in the theory of theatre practice, and is used to identify very different aspects of performance. Space in performance examines the way theatre functions to frame the performance event, the organization of audience and practitioner spaces within the building, the nature of the stage and the modes of representation it facilitates, and the relationship between the real space of the theatre and the fictional places that are evoked.
This exercise is, firstly, directing a spatial perspective to the production and analysis of performance practice in a general sense, and then, designing specifically all elements required (sets, costumes, atmosphere, the whole look of the show) for Samuel Beckett’s well known play: QUAD I + II. The original “Quad”, the first in a series of minimalist experimental television plays made by Beckett in the 1980s for a broadcaster, operates with a serial game involving the motional pattern of four actors, but equally accommodating four soloists, six duos, and four trios. You are first expected to take the original “Quad I + II” as an initial point, and then to come up with a new interpretation (variation) of it: Anti-QUAD.

Making A Scene



The concept of space is crucial in the theory of theatre practice and is used to identify very different aspects of performance. Space in performance examines the way theatre functions to frame the performance event, the organization of audience and practitioner spaces within the building, the nature of the stage and the modes of representation it facilitates, and the relationship between the real space of the theatre and the fictional places that are evoked.
This exercise is, firstly, directing a spatial perspective to the production and analysis of performance practice in a general sense, and then, designing specifically all elements required (sets, costumes, atmosphere, the whole look of the show) for Samuel Beckett’s well known play: QUAD I + II. The original “Quad”, the first in a series of minimalist experimental television plays made by Beckett in the 1980s for a broadcaster, operates with a serial game involving the motional pattern of four actors, but equally accommodating four soloists, six duos, and four trios. You are first expected to take the original “Quad I + II” as an initial point, and then to come up with a new interpretation (variation) of it: Anti-QUAD.

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