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Divisive dramaturgy: community engagement in contemporary mediated publics


Warren, A, Divisive dramaturgy: community engagement in contemporary mediated publics, Australasian Drama Studies, (72) pp. 204-237. ISSN 0810-4123 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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This article undertakes a close case study of Public and the larger contexts of its production in order to unpack these questions and explore how mediated, site-specific performance might engage contemporary publics, using what I wish to term a ‘divisive dramaturgy’. I use this term to point toward the way Public creates multiple audiences and positions them, over its duration, in a series of distinct relationships. In doing so, I argue that Public transposes a series of concerns surrounding the corporate provision of contemporary public spaces, both actual and virtual, and suggests an innovative artistic response to the complex layering of networks that comprise (and compromise) the contemporary public sphere.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:site-specific, mediated performance, dramaturgy, theatre
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Drama, theatre and performance studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Warren, A (Dr Asher Warren)
ID Code:129617
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-12-10
Last Modified:2019-03-05

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