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Design and Scenography

Design and Scenography

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from Symphony: A Drama of Motion and Light For a New Theatre by Herman A. Voaden and Lowrie Warrener (1930, 1982)

"And then we saw you fly over there and land!": Metadramatic Design in the Stage Work of Morris Panych and Ken MacDonald by Reid Gilbert (1990)

VideoCabaret and the Subversion of "Scenography" by Michèle White (1992)

Astrid Janson's Design for Performance by Natalie Rewa (1996)

The Cosmopolitan Classroom by Ronald Fedoruk (1997)

Discipline Makes Better Art: Michael J. Whitfield Talks About Repertory and Opera Lighting by Allan Watts (2001)

Seeing the Light: Montreal's Axel Morgenthaler by Ana Cappelluto and Edward Little (2001)

Robert Lepage's Zulu Time: A Colonialist Fantasy by Rahul Varma (2003)

The Loudspeaker as Instrument: The Soundworks of Nancy Tobin by Anna Friz (2004)

Collaboration and Confluence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Environmental Scenography by Jerrard Smith (2005)

Keileidography: The Symphonic Theatre of Jillian Keiley by Michael Devine (2006)

Acceptance Speech at the 2006 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre Honouring Designers by Dany Lyne (2006)

The Box: What Happens When You Place the Audience and/or a Performer Inside an 8'x 8' Box? by Camellia Koo (2007)

The Bus Project: Technologies, Spectators and Locational Practices by Kathleen Irwin (2008)

Michael Levine: Tracing the Moments of Scenographic Dramaturgy by Natalie Rewa (2009)


"In this volume several broad areas of concern may be discerned. A main one is the kinds of understanding and modes of collaboration between creative artists…. Another is, of course, the exploration of approaches to design for theatrical presentation or performance by individual designers working in their designated fields. Then there is the more specifically Canadian preoccupation with designing with an awareness of cultural and regional diversity…" —from the introduction by Natalie Rewa