Saturday, March 19, 2011

Environmental Theater and Odd Props

We don't get too much environmental theater in New York, but it would seem that we're getting a high quality example right now from Punchdrunk, a British theater company that is currently visiting the city.  The New York Times has written a great profile of the company (linked below) and their current show here -- a Hitchcock/Shakespeare mash-up.  For those who may not be aware, is theater that has been developed in and around a specific location that is not a traditional theater space.  (An example  might be a production of Hamlet that takes place in and around  the real Elsinor castle and which has the audience move through the castle from scene to scene.)  For more detail on environmental theater (also called site specific theater), check out the Wikipedia article below.

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