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Introduction: Jane Collins and Andrew Nisbet


Scenography encompasses a broad and divergent sphere of activity. Performances are being made in theatre spaces, found space, site-specific space and virtual space. Opportunities for the designer have never been so varied or the territory so uncharted. We seem to be at a particularly acute stage of transition or collision in an indeterminate and shifting field. A discursive space has opened up that asks us to engage both within and beyond its boundaries wherever these may be set. Discursive (from the Latin discursus) means to run to and fro, hither and thither, between disciplines, between the past and the present, between what is known and what is indefinable. This Reader is an invitation to enter into this discourse, to participate in this journey of inquiry.