Tag Archives: theater

The Space and Time of Performance: Foucault’s “Heterotopia”

I’ve been rereading Michel Foucault’s “Different Spaces” for a paper I’ve been working on and reading it after having read some of the texts for my performance theory class, I’m finding some interesting new connections. This is part of my favorite part of being a graduate student…rereading something even a few months after first reading […]

The Space of the “Script”

While reading Robin Bernstein’s “Dances with Things: Material Culture and the Performance of Race” for my performance theory class last week, I was especially struck by her use of the word “script.”She defines it several times throughout her article. 1. “I use the term script as a theatrical practitioner might: to denote an evocative primary substance […]

Brecht and Shakespeare?

While recently reading some Brecht selections for class (“A Dialogue about Acting,” The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre,” and “The Street Scene”), my mind kept wandering to the multitude of Shakespeare plays that conclude with one of the actors stepping out of the stage action, “pulling the mask off” the illusion, and speaking directly […]