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Learning to See

No. 2 (2022): Learning to See

The Objectivity of Seeing

October 22, 2022


Nicola Savarese, Eugenio Barba’s collaborator for many years, describes the part- nership that left the most tangible sign in the elaboration of two books: A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology (1982) and The Five Continents of Theatre. Facts and Legends of the Actor’s Material Culture (2018). In narrating the complex and long gestation of the two books, Savarese points out how the need to have richly illustrated books gradually emerged: a wide choice of images build a convincing visual discourse alongside the words. The effective examples given here underline how the power of images allow readers of theatre history books to see the objective aspect of the subjects dealt with