Beauty and the Supercomputer: Julie Taymor Gambles on Spiderman

Title:
Beauty and the Supercomputer: Julie Taymor Gambles on Spiderman
Authors:
Copeland, Roger
Abstract:
Copeland describes attending a late-night tech rehearsal of Broadway's musical/spectacle/extravaganza, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," at Foxwoods Theater. The auditorium is dotted with row upon row of large computer screens, all glowing with vector graphics and pixilated grid patterns. He notes that it quickly becomes apparent that all these computer screens are part of a densely woven web by visionary designer/director Julie Taymor. The entiriety of what Taymor hopes the audience will eventually see has all been "pre-visualized" by Taymor. Copeland discusses how Taymor's big gamble in this production brings her full-circle to her avant-garde roots. Taymor's involvement and vision in such previous productions as "The Lion King" and "Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass" are analyzed.
Citation:
Copeland, Roger. 2010. "Beauty and the Supercomputer: Julie Taymor Gambles on Spiderman." American Theatre 27(10): 20-25.
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
DATE ISSUED:
2010-12
Department:
Theater and Dance
Type:
article
Additional Links:
http://www.tcg.org/publications/at/dec10/taymor.cfm
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309049

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCopeland, Rogeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:01:08Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:01:08Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.citationCopeland, Roger. 2010. "Beauty and the Supercomputer: Julie Taymor Gambles on Spiderman." American Theatre 27(10): 20-25.en_US
dc.identifier.issn8750-3255en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309049en
dc.description.abstractCopeland describes attending a late-night tech rehearsal of Broadway's musical/spectacle/extravaganza, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," at Foxwoods Theater. The auditorium is dotted with row upon row of large computer screens, all glowing with vector graphics and pixilated grid patterns. He notes that it quickly becomes apparent that all these computer screens are part of a densely woven web by visionary designer/director Julie Taymor. The entiriety of what Taymor hopes the audience will eventually see has all been "pre-visualized" by Taymor. Copeland discusses how Taymor's big gamble in this production brings her full-circle to her avant-garde roots. Taymor's involvement and vision in such previous productions as "The Lion King" and "Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass" are analyzed.en_US
dc.publisherTheatre Communications Groupen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tcg.org/publications/at/dec10/taymor.cfmen_US
dc.subject.departmentTheater and Danceen_US
dc.titleBeauty and the Supercomputer: Julie Taymor Gambles on Spidermanen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Theatreen_US
dc.subject.keywordAmerican theateren_US
dc.subject.keywordMusical theateren_US
dc.subject.keywordTheater technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordStage productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordPrevisualizationen_US
dc.identifier.volume27en_US
dc.identifier.issue10en_US
dc.identifier.startpage20en_US
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