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Staging Politics and Knowledge through the Model

Thea Brejzek

Thea Brejzek (PhD, Mphil) is Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and an internationally recognised expert in scenography. In 2011, she was the founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). Recently, she has been a Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture, UK, and has been appointed to the international scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus, Dessau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lawrence Wallen

Lawrence Wallen (PhD, MArch) is Professor and Head of School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. From 2001-12 he was Professor of Scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts. A trained visual artist and architect, his research and practice is concerned with representation of space, spatial narrative and postcolonial readings of landscape. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Model as Performance : Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...With the emergence of the architectural model in the Italian Renaissance and the period’s exploration of perspective, the model becomes a central tool for design development and communication. Introducing the 1588-1590 Teatro all’Antica...
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...Year of Release: 2014 Marking the centenary on 27 October 2014 of Dylan Thomas's birth, this drama written by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies, explores the final days of this famous poet, known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle...

Redevelopment

Written by

Vaclav Havel

~playauthor~Written by~ Vaclav Havel

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...'Set in a medieval castle in a historic town in Eastern Europe. Supervised by a state functionary and led by an emotionally chaotic project director, a group of architects struggle to come up with a high-rise building scheme...
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...The acclaimed comedy trio known as Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crimes, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo...
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...After 18 years of marriage, Della Doucet decides she’s had enough of life on a South Carolina military base and reinvents herself in the New York art world while reveling in a series of shallow romantic affairs. Her new life seems...
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...A full-cast performance of Chekhov’s masterpiece starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Tessa Thompson, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow...

Any Given Day  

Written by

Linda McLean

~playauthor~Written by~ Linda McLean

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Linda McLean's play Any Given Day is a drama about urban isolation, our fear of the unknown, and our guilt and responsibility towards ourselves and others. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 29 May 2010...

Sugar Baby  

Written by

Alan Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Harris

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Alan Harris's Sugar Baby is one-man comedy-drama about a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff. It was first produced by Dirty Protest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, and first performed there on 4 August in Paines Plough’s pop-up...

This Lime Tree Bower

Written by

Conor McPherson

~playauthor~Written by~ Conor McPherson

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower is a play for three male performers, told in interlocking monologues. It was first performed as an Íomhá Ildánach/Fly by Night co-production at the Crypt Arts Centre, Dublin, on 26 September 1995...

Duck Variations

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

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Scenes: 14

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...Emil and George, two gentlemen in their sixties, are sitting on a park bench by a lake in a big city. Wherever their conversation goes, it always comes back to ducks: their mating habits, their mortal enemies, their inevitable demise...