Deadly theater and immediate theater
Read Peter Brook’s chapters on “The Deadly Theater” and “The Immediate Theater” in The Empty Space and write a 5-page paper in which you define and explore those two forms of theater.
In the first half of your paper, you should define “The Deadly Theater” using Brook’s terms and then describe two experiences of Deadly Theater from your own life. Make sure to explain why those experiences count as deadly.
In the second half of your paper, you should define “Immediate Theater” using Brook’s terms and your own understanding of what “Immediate Theater” is. Then, plan and describe a 2-3 minute immediate theatrical event that could possibly be performed in class. Explain why you think this event would be immediate. This event does not necessarily need to involve text from a play. Nor does the event necessarily need to involve spoken language. Let you imagination run free and think about the relationship between the performer(s) and the audience .