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RECONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE

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  • 20/10/17 18:00

Presentation in English

Prof. Richard Beacham

Adolphe Appia: The Genius Loci of Hellerau

Prof. Richard Beacham (King's College, London), a world authority on Appia, will first present a brief overall account of Appia's work and an assessment of its importance to the history of stage design and lighting. He will look at his most important legacy: the extraordinarily innovative and influential work he did at Hellerau, 1911-1913. He will then discuss how this work, and that of his "soul brother, the English theatre designer, Edward Gordon Craig, who shared remarkably similar visions for the future of theatrical art, laid much of both the theoretical and practical basis for the modern stage.

Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden