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dc.contributor.authorIlgenfritz, Pedro
dc.description.abstractThis essay is a reflection on some aspects of dramaturgy observed during the creation and development of One by One, a silent tragicomedy designed by the Auckland company, LAB Theatre, in 2011 and restaged in 2013. The emphasis of the essay is on pedagogical aspects at the core of the company’s work, as they inform the creative process and lead to the blending of the actor’s function into that of the dramaturg. The following discussion makes apparent the fact that this process of hybridisation, made possible by implementing features of devised theatre, emancipates the actor and brings improvisation to a better use. The play was based on the notion that theatrical action must be ‘suggestive’ rather than ‘descriptive.’ This idea originated in the works of Konstantin Stanislavski (1988) and Jacques Copeau (2000) and was developed by more recent theorists of dramaturgy into a practical framework for theatrical performance in general. The success of One by One depended very much on the implementation of these principles. The achievement was duly noted by reviewer Lexie Matheson (2011), who appreciated that One by One “exists on its own, doesn’t need explanation, doesn’t explain itself; it just unravels with delicacy and tenderness, like a good yarn should.”en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsGuide Me Without Touching My Hand: Reflections on the Dramaturgical Development of the Devised-Theatre Show One by One By Pedro Ilgenfritz, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
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dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectOne by one (Theatre play)en_NZ
dc.subjectLAB Theatre (Auckland Theatre Company)en_NZ
dc.subjectStanislavsky, Konstantin (1863-1938)en_NZ
dc.subjectCopeau, Jacques (1879-1949)en_NZ
dc.subjectsilent theatreen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleGuide me without touching my hand : reflections on the dramaturgical development of the devised-theatre show ‘One by one'en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationIlgenfritz, P. (2016). Guide me without touching my hand : reflections on the dramaturgical development of the devised-theatre show ‘One by One’. (Unitec ePress Occasional & Discussion Paper Series 2016/4). Unitec ePress. ISSN 2324-3635 Retrieved from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2016 (4)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleUnitec ePress Occasional & Discussion Paper Seriesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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