The visual as an event: spect-acting gender in Out of a Doll’s House

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Theatre is an image producer that is embedded with cultural practices of looking and critically involved in modes of looking. This case study offers an analysis of Out of a Doll’s House, a post-dramatic feminist performance. It demonstrates the manner in which visual dramaturgy exposes spectators to the process of performing an image as an action, and to the mechanism of constructing a theatrical image as a reflexive event. The analysis explores how visual post-dramatic dramaturgy allows participants to observe and experiment with gender as performance and with the visual as an event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Visual Literacy
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Visual dramaturgy
  • event
  • gender
  • performance
  • post-dramatic theatre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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