The Designer: Decorator or Dramaturg?
"It is exceptional for the design to be really ‘seen’—to be understood for more than its decorative surface. Thematic, narrative or structural choices and issues of form and genre are understood to be choices for the writer; conceptual, interpretational, stylistic and semiotic choices are seen to be those of the director; the interpretation and development of role and character that of the performer; and the management of the creative vision of the production from page to stage that of the producer. The centrality of the designer in all of these aspects is barely recognised."
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