Hyperrealism and the everyday in creative practice : exegesis, play, novel

Cortese, Raimondo (2014) Hyperrealism and the everyday in creative practice : exegesis, play, novel. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


The aim of this exegesis, play and novel is to develop a practice-led poetics of everyday theatre and literature. This emerged from a research question about the way the everyday is constituted within my own practice and within contemporary theatre in Melbourne and overseas. The major component of the exegesis is to analyse my development as a writer and dramaturg of performance texts with Ranters Theatre over a twenty-two-year period, covering three phases of work, each of which engage everydayness as part of its methodology. A key focus is text dramaturgy, how the text is constructed, critiqued and dramaturged in order to create a finished performance text or novel. Comparison is drawn with other contemporary theatre practitioners in Melbourne and overseas that also engage the everyday as a central component of their raison d’être.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25842
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Keywords The Fear of Being Watched, The Dream Life of Butterflies, everyday, theatre, literature, novels, plays, performance texts, dialogue, creative projects, audience interaction, Ranters Theatre, Melbourne
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