Tunstall, Darren (2009) The Aesthetic Uncanny: Staging Dorian Gray. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 2 (2). pp. 153-165. ISSN 1753-6421
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This article discusses my theatrical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2008). Freud's concept of the uncanny (1919) was treated as a purely aesthetic phenomenon and related to late nineteenth century social and literary preoccupations such as Christianity, the supernatural and glamorous, criminal homosexuality. These considerations led to a conceptual ground plan that allowed for experiments during rehearsal in a form of theatrical shorthand.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||conceptual ground plan; theatrical shorthand; the uncanny; defamiliarization|
|Subjects:||Creative arts & design > Design studies|
Linguistics, classics & related subjects > English literature
|Schools:||College of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Art, Design and Fashion|
|Deposited By:||William Kaufman|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2012 15:12|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2016 17:36|
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