This research project investigates the concepts of absence across the disciplines of theatre, visual art, and performance.

Absence in the centre of an ideology frees the reader from the dominant meaning. The book encourages active engagement with theatre theory and performances. Reconsideration of theories and experiences changes the way we engage with performances, as well as social relations and traditions outside of theatre. Sylwia Dobkowska examines and theorises absence and presence through theatre, performance, and visual arts practices.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of theatre, visual art, and philosophy.

chapter |5 pages


Towards an intercultural theorisation of absence

chapter 1|29 pages

Absence and theatre studies

chapter 2|25 pages

Absence and objects

chapter 3|31 pages

Absence and performers

chapter 4|30 pages

Absence and audience

chapter |5 pages