The Stage as Scena Mundi: Narration, Performance and Imagination

Bruno Taut, Bühnenbildentwurf zu Die Jungfrau von Orleans

Bruno Taut, stage design for The Maid of Orleans, Deutsches Theater Berlin, 1921 © Theatre Archive University of Cologne

This subproject focuses on the concept of the staged scene as an imaginative interior space, exploring the narrative and performative potentials of theatrical spaces. The scene is thereby considered as amalgamating physical space with elements of cultural memory in order to create a projection of the (exterior) world. This contribution furthermore integrates spatial theories specific to theatre studies into our broader research project.