Setting the scene: contexts and approaches

Setting some context, histories and traditions

The ability to picture knowledge is a fundamental skill involved in the creation of work for theatre and performance. Such knowledge might revolve around the outcome of research, conceptual ideas for a production and technical know-how, or it may simply be feelings and intuitions about what might work on stage and the process towards performance. How to visualize this knowledge and these ideas has resulted in practitioners determining ways of presenting their work in particular forms and at specific production meetings. This practice has established the sharing and development of work in forms such as sketches, storyboards and models to simulate the actual ...

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