This paper considers the theatrical written text as a technology that, in practice through performance, shapes embodied experience. It argues that the theatre text is not taken seriously as a technology that indiscriminately affects, mediates and embodies social relationships. From a phenomenological perspective, words actually express meaning in the way that the body expresses intentions by concurrently symbolising and realising them. This phenomenological understanding of the written word, as a technological intervention, has ethical and practical implications for the many human agents – actors, directors, stage crew and audiences - engaged in the performing arts.
|Journal||Scan: journal of media arts culture|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|