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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Rosser
dc.contributor.advisorGallagher, Sue
dc.contributor.authorBrannigan, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-25T23:56:08Z
dc.date.available2009-11-25T23:56:08Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued2009-11-25T23:56:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/792
dc.description.abstractIs an actor performing live if that actor is out of sight in the wings and appears on stage as a computer-mediated representation? Is co-presence with such a mediated embodiment problematic for the performer? This project seeks to explore the use of digital media elements, from the perspective of the actor, in the collaborative process of devising, designing, rehearsing and performing a Shakespearian theatre production. It raises issues of the creative possibilities that applications of new technologies afford and of a changing perception of the nature of liveness. Can digital media techniques usefully enhance the liveness of performance and extend the audience’s experience of the production? Specifically, can it augment their perception of themselves, mirrored on stage? Exploring the usefulness of digital media techniques takes a theatre practitioner into the intermedial, liminal spaces where the two fields converge. These are spaces of possibility where new ways of working might emerge. This thesis is presented primarily as an experimental performance and is contextualised by this exegesis with its written and DVD components.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectPractice as research
dc.subjectDigital media and live theatre
dc.subjectLiveness
dc.subjectMediated embodiment
dc.subjectActor's perspective
dc.subjectShakespeare
dc.titleHolding the digital mirror up to nature - a practice-as-research project exploring digital media techniques in live theatre
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts in Communication Studies
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