Towards a Dramaturgy of Physicalization and Imagination

  • Ulla Kallenbach


In the concluding chapter, Kallenbach offers a comparative analysis of the strategies employed in Macbeth, A Doll’s House and The Killer. This leads to the establishing of an analytical dramaturgic framework that allows for the analysis of the dynamic layers of interplay between physicalization and the imagination. Kallenbach argues that analyzing plays from such a perspective allows for new interpretations to be discovered, which may not be discernible on the narrative, intra-fictional level alone. She identifies three key aspects of the dramaturgy of imagination—ascription, modes and dynamics—and also offers analytical approaches for examining the employment of physicalization and spatial practices in the drama text. The book ends with a look at the present-day interpretations of imagination and the challenges they pose.


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  • Ulla Kallenbach
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  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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