chapter  11
Scenography: theatres and design
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Alongside this revolution in theatre practice, the development of film, television, journalism, and advertising has altered the way in which we respond to all phenomena and, some would say, the way we think and live our lives. We are quicker to respond to visual images than before; we have come to expect sequences of short and sharp statements; we are accustomed to having our attention switched frequently between different aspects of reality as they become instantaneously visible before us; we are used to looking, either closely or casually, at the faces of the men and women who are responsible for running the State, managing big businesses, or offering us entertainment. We can see behind designed and projected images and have learned to be aware of the artifice that has been used to make them.