Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spatial art experienced over time. The book unpicks these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are essential to each other and contextualizing their dynamic relationship historically and culturally.
JULIET RUFFORD has held research and teaching posts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She has co-convened the International Federation of Theatre Research's Theatre Architecture Working Group since 2010, and she was an artist contributor to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and to the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Her research interests span theatre, performance, the politics of space and the performativity of architecture and the object-world.