This research focuses on the presence of city-scapes in contemporaneous theatre. City-scapes are defined as urban surroundings, urban landscapes, urban cultural landscapes, etc. and their hermeneutic cycles of meaning.
The paper suggests that the urban surroundings are reflected in the entirety of the theatre( play, plot, stage design, etc), and that this reflection is of utmost importance for the understanding of urban culture in its specificity, and a potential precursor of critical contemplation of architecture and its socio-political function.
Through an in depth examination of the affinities between the city of Tel-Aviv, and the play “The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter”, by Nissim Aloni , 1967. The paper will show how meta-theatrical tools, together with elements from the contemporanean socio- cultural and socio-political reality were used to create a complex ,stratified and intertextual space. This approach was unique to the Israeli Theater of the time. Furthermore, the paper will reveal how the stratified feature of the theatrical event challenged the dominant ideology in a time when it seemed unquestionable
|Keywords:||Urbanscape, Theatre, Critique of Everyday Life|
Doctorate Student, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel