"The notion of a fixed code is replaced by that of a hermeneutical hypothesis or an operating/ deciphering tool."- Pavis's Dictionary of Theatre
"Besides and embrace of chance, the compan's other essential philosphical tenet is never to ask the audience to suspend its sense of disbelief."- New York Times: "Don't Blink: You Might Miss the Show"
The first passage is my response to the pompous- over acedemic nature of the Pavis dictionary. I chose that passage because I recognized the erudite nature of the reading (which I typically enjoy) and wanted to understand every bit. I believe that I have a tremendous vocabulary yet, I was stymied on two words. Veresimilitude I found in the dictionary, however, hermeneutical was not even turned up on a Google search...This passage really made me consider the depth of this course of study.
The second passage was a correlation based on the context of heremeneutical, which was used somehow to describe convention. What I find unique about the statement was despite the introduction to convention and artists actively employing the idea of suspension of disbelief, this company is parting with that idea as much as possible and still churning out theatre. This idea exemplifies Branislav's comments on what theatre is and what it can be or rather "What theatre isn't"Posted by thom1456 at January 27, 2005 10:32 AM