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Fear and Technology in the Theatre: Staging McLuhan

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dc.contributor.author Veretelnyk, Roman
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-22T23:34:24Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-22T23:34:24Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Veretelnyk R. Fear and Technology in the Theatre: Staging McLuhan / Roman Veretelnyk // Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. - 2020. - № 7. - P. 215-223. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj219674.2020-7.215-223
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/19567
dc.description.abstract Although Marshall McLuhan had comparatively little to say about the theatre as a medium in his books, Robin C. Whittaker’s observation that "performance was integral to the delivery of McLuhan’s messages" serves as a reminder to address the question considering an added dimension. For example, at the "Theatre and the Visual Arts" panel at the Fourth Annual Seminar in Irish Studies held in 1971 at the University of Toronto, McLuhan was very much the performer in expressing various thoughts about the "electric theatre," to the delight of both his co-panelists and audience present. Conversing with W. H. Auden and renowned Beckett actor Jack MacGowran, McLuhan asks "what the Greeks might have done with PA systems if they’d had them... would they have shunned the gramophone and radio?" Auden and MacGowran are categorical in their responses, MacGowran’s retort that "they (the Greeks) would have been deadly against" being blunt and to the point. McLuhan answers by musing “whether this (incursion of electronic media) will change acting and the problems of the visual organization of theatre is another question.” en_US
dc.language.iso en uk_UA
dc.subject Marshall McLuhan en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject mediatized culture en_US
dc.subject Ukrainian writers en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title Fear and Technology in the Theatre: Staging McLuhan en_US
dc.type Article uk_UA
dc.status first published uk_UA
dc.relation.source Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. en_US


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