Bottom's Dream: Applied Theatre: Anything Goes but what Stays?

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Abstract

This chapter examines the concept of transformation as it is commonly applied in theatre. Beginning with a look at some of the ways in which the trickster or shape-shifter has exploited transformation in the cause of change, it proceeds to analyse the specifically theatrical modes of transformation, and the challenges associated with sustaining these beyond the moment of performance. This analysis involves a consideration of the effect of character upon actor, alongside exploration of the relationship between disguise and identity. In the liminal space of performance anything goes. But does anything stay?
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Theatre: Understanding Change
EditorsKelly Freebody, Michael Balfour, Michael Finneran, Michael Anderson
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Chapter10
Pages153-172
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78178-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLandscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
PublisherSpringer
No.22
ISSN (Print)1573-4528
ISSN (Electronic)2214-0069

Keywords

  • Transformation; trickster; change

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Prentki, T. (2018). Bottom's Dream: Applied Theatre: Anything Goes but what Stays? In K. Freebody, M. Balfour, M. Finneran, & M. Anderson (Eds.), Applied Theatre: Understanding Change (pp. 153-172). (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education ; No. 22). Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78178-5
Prentki, Timothy. / Bottom's Dream : Applied Theatre: Anything Goes but what Stays?. Applied Theatre: Understanding Change. editor / Kelly Freebody ; Michael Balfour ; Michael Finneran ; Michael Anderson. Switzerland, 2018. pp. 153-172 (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education ; 22).
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Prentki, T 2018, Bottom's Dream: Applied Theatre: Anything Goes but what Stays? in K Freebody, M Balfour, M Finneran & M Anderson (eds), Applied Theatre: Understanding Change. Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education , no. 22, Switzerland, pp. 153-172. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78178-5

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Applied Theatre: Understanding Change. ed. / Kelly Freebody; Michael Balfour; Michael Finneran; Michael Anderson. Switzerland, 2018. p. 153-172 (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education ; No. 22).

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Prentki T. Bottom's Dream: Applied Theatre: Anything Goes but what Stays? In Freebody K, Balfour M, Finneran M, Anderson M, editors, Applied Theatre: Understanding Change. Switzerland. 2018. p. 153-172. (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education ; 22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78178-5