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The multiple presences of the actor: new relationships and innovations in scenic territories

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Maíra Castilhos Coelho
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Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
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Advisor: José Manuel Lázaro de Ortecho Ramirez

The present research intends to reflect on actor’s types of presence in theatre from the fusion with the cinematographic language. Under the actor’s point of view, it was researched a new dimension of his presence on stage, characterized by the use of camera and microphone. To this end, the study begins with a short history of theatre during the rise of cinema so as to contextualize the studies and reflections contained in future chapters, which present technological advances culminating in the present day. In studying the possibilities of this “theatre-cinema”, the research focuses on relationships between actors, cameras, and projections, as well as investigating possible forms of presence that both cinema and theatre explore, and that enable new relations between actors and spectators to be formed. The study examines the following scenic productions: "E se elas fossem para Moscou?" by Christiane Jatahy; "King of War", by Ivo Van Hove; "Le Projet Andersen", by Robert Lepage; "The Tempest", by 4DArt; and "Eraritjaritjaka", by Heiner Goebbels. The choice of productions is based on different forms of capturing and projecting video images, which allow for distinct modes of presence and of interaction between actors, cameras, and spectators. Finally, the research also aims to supply analytic tools toward the investigation of new possibilities of this “theatre-cinema” and of tendencies that will arise in the near future, based on technological evolution and technical diversification. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/06541-3 - Between the stage and the screen: new relations and innovations in scenic areas.
Grantee:Maira Castilhos Coelho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate