‘“Like Seeing Normal Life”: Children’s opera Brundibár in Theresienstadt (1943-1944) and the power of scenographic metaphors’
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context of the ghetto. This article analyses Zelenka’s scenography by focusing on the visual metaphors embedded in the stage images he created, and offers an insight on the multiple roles of Brundibár’s original scenography and its impact. The aim is to underscore the power in creating and reading scenographic images
under coercive conditions, with Brundibár as a paradigmatic example. It demonstrates the ways in which scenography may serve as a reminder of normality for children dealing with issues that cannot otherwise be confronted. The article concludes with a brief commentary on contemporary adaptations of the opera.
|Journal||Theatre and Performance Design|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Nov 2018|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|