Course Bibliography


Appia, Adolphe. Music and the Art of the Theatre. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Press, 1962.

———. The Work of Living Art; a Theory of the Theatre. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Press, 1960.

Aristotle. The Poetics of Aristotle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1942.

Aronson, Arnold. American Set Design. 1st ed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1985.

———. Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography. Theater—theory/text/performance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Artaud, Antonin. The Theatre and Its Double. Grove Press, 1958.

Baugh, Christopher. Theatre, Performance and Technology: The Development of Scenography in the Twentieth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Blumenthal, Eileen. Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire: Theater, Opera, Film. Updated and expanded ed. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1999.

Brecht, Bertolt. Brecht on Theatre; the Development of an Aesthetic. London: Methuen, 1964.

Brockett, O.G., and F.J. Hildy. History of the Theatre. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003.

Brockett, Oscar Gross. Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States. San Antonio, Tex: Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 2010.

Brook, Peter. The Empty Space. 1st ed. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

Burian, Jarka. Svoboda, Wagner: Josef Svoboda’s Scenography for Richard Wagner’s Operas. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

———. The Scenography of Josef Svoboda. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press, 1971.

Carlson, Marvin A. Places of Performance: The Semiotics of Theatre Architecture. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Chapple, Freda, and International Federation for Theatre Research. Intermediality in Theatre and Performance. New York: Rodopi, 2006.

Collins, Jane, and Andrew Nisbet, eds. Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography. London: Routledge, 2010.

Craig, Edward Gordon. On the Art of the Theatre. London: Routledge, 2009.

Dixon, Steve. Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2007.

Drain, Richard, ed. Twentieth-Century Theatre: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, 1995.

Fairbrother, Trevor J, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Contemporary Arts Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Robert Wilson’s Vision: An Exhibition of Works. Boston, Mass: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in association with H.N. Abrams, New York, 1991.

Foreman, Richard. Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Giannachi, Gabriella. Virtual Theatres: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2004.

Gibson, William. Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality. New York [u.a.]: Norton, 2002.

Giesekam, Greg. Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre. Houndmills, Balsingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2007.

Goldberg, RoseLee. Laurie Anderson. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.

———. Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, Inc, 2011.

———. Performance: Live Art 1909 to the Present. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.

———. Performance: Live Art Since the `60s. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Grotowski, Jerzy. Towards a Poor Theatre. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968.

Hainaux, René. Stage Design Throughout the World Since 1935. Edited by International Theatre Institute. London: G. G. Harrap, 1956.

———. Stage Design Throughout the World Since 1960. Edited by International Theatre Institute. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1973.

———. Stage Design Throughout the World, 1970-75. Edited by International Federation for Theatre Research. London: Harrap, 1976.

Henderson, Mary C. Mielziner: Master of Modern Stage Design. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000.

———. Theater in America: 250 Years of Plays, Players, and Productions. New York: Abrams, 1996.

Howard, Pamela. What Is Scenography?. London: Routledge, 2002.

Huxley, Michael. The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader. 2nd ed. London ;;New York: Routledge, 2002.

Jensen, Amy Petersen. Theatre in a Media Culture: Production, Performance and Perception Since 1970. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2007.

Jones, Robert Edmond. The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre. New York, NY: Methuen Theatre Art Books, 1987.

Kantor, Tadeusz. A Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifestos, 1944-1990. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Koustas, Jane, ed. Theater Sans Frontières: Essays on the Dramatic Universe of Robert Lepage. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000.

Larson, Orville K. Scene Design in the American Theatre from 1915 to 1960. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1989.

Laver, James. Drama, Its Costume & Décor. London: Studio Publications, 1951.

Lepage, Robert. Robert Lepage: Connecting Flights. Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada, 1998.

McKinney, Joslin, and Philip Butterworth. The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography. Cambridge introductions to literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Rudnitsky, Konstantin. Russian and Soviet Theatre: Tradition and the Avant-Garde. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000.

Shevtsova, Maria. Robert Wilson. London ;;New York: Routledge, 2007.

Simonson, Lee. The Art of Scenic Design; a Pictorial Analysis of Stage Setting and Its Relation to Theatrical Production. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1973.

———. The Stage Is Set. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932.

Smith, Ronn. American Set Design 2. 1st ed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1991.

Svoboda, Josef. The Secret of Theatrical Space: The Memoirs of Josef Svoboda. New York, NY: Applause Theatre Books, 1993.

Tsypin, George. George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.

Wilmeth, Don B, and C. W. E Bigsby, eds. The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Vols. 2-3 Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Birringer, Johannes. “Pina Bausch: Dancing across Borders.” The Drama Review: TDR 30, no. 2 (July 1, 1986): 85-97.

Scarpetta, Guy, and Jill Dolan. “Richard Foreman’s Scenography: Examples from His Work in France.” The Drama Review: TDR 28, no. 2 (July 1, 1984): 23-31.


Web Sources

THe Living Theatre,

“Touchstone Exhibitions: Peter Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1970, The Royal Shakespeare Company,” Touchstone,