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Kellerman

Quick, Andrew and Brooks, Pete (2008) Kellerman. UNSPECIFIED, National Tour: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter Northcott, Lowry, Manchester, Cochrane Theatre, London, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, Theatre Royal, Winchester, Made in Britain Festival, National Theatre of France, St Etienne..

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Abstract

This mid-scale multimedia performance explores notions of memory and delusion and their relationship to contemporary narrative. The piece attempts to suture graphic novel aesthetics onto theatrical conventions to explore new dramaturgical possibilities for contemporary theatrical storytelling. It received £98,000 Arts Council funding and was a Live Wire Commission at the Nuffield. It received reviews in The Guardian, The Times, Metro and The Observer, where it was described ‘as near as dammit a total work of art…’ (See www.imitatingthedog.co.uk for further information and links to reviews). Kellerman primary research questions focused on exploring new dramaturgical structures made possible by focusing on the aesthetics of the graphic novel. Research questions focused on the following: 1) What new theatrical possibilities are made possible by exploring graphic novel aesthetics and how might theseaesthetics be used in contemporary storytelling? 2) How does contemporary thinking on time, particularly quantum theories of temporality, create new possibilities for staging investigations into memory and delusion? 3) In what ways do digital technologies open up new questions around the staging of the modern subject – how valid is the notion that the contemporary subject is a figure that is always enduring a process of erasure?

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: National Tour: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter Northcott, Lowry, Manchester, Cochrane Theatre, London, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, Theatre Royal, Winchester, Made in Britain Festival, National Theatre of France, St Etienne.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 55587
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2012 15:15
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 03:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55587

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