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The listening chamber: experiencing scenography in Pan Pan’s All That Fall

Duane, C. (2022) The listening chamber: experiencing scenography in Pan Pan’s All That Fall. Theatre and Performance Design, 8 (3-4). pp. 152-169. ISSN 2332-2578

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/23322551.2022.2139487


This article explores how scenography, specifically the visual-aural-spatial elements of a performance, shapes the response of an audience by acting as either a guiding element to a performance or its primary meaning. Through the case study of Pan Pan Theatre’s All That Fall (2011) in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, this article investigates how the sound, lighting and spatial designs exploit the audience’s embodied responses. In conjunction with in-depth performance analysis, this article will utilise audience feedback and theatre practitioner interviews in order to investigate how scenography organises the relationship of the audience to the performance through the active foregrounding of perception, as well as demonstrating the evolving theatrical engagements/responses to Beckett’s work.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:111164
Uncontrolled Keywords:Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Architecture
Publisher:Informa UK Limited


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