STAGING THE WORLD – theatre in the ‘space’ age
STAGING THE WORLD is a collection of essays about plays produced in real places. These “site specific productions were inspired by political street theatre, independent filmmaking and a desire to take theatre away from dedicated theatre buildings. They took place on trams and boats, in pubs and cinemas, parks and gardens, tents and houses. They also took Shakespeare’s idea of “all the world” being “a stage” quite literally and were part of a revolution in theatre practice that occurred in Melbourne during the 1980s.