The Didascalic Imagination: Contemporary theatrical notebooks as genetic documents of the artistic process

  • Callens, Johan (Administrative Promotor)
  • Van Den Dries, Luk (Coördinator)

Project Details


The hypothesis of this project is that the narrative structure, or rather the visual narrative on stage, is co-directed and determined by the visual composition techniques used by theatre makers during the rehearsal process. In order to elaborate and test this theory, notebooks from a selection of contemporary directors will be examined in order to establish a typology of the contemporary "Regiebuch". The analysis of the notebooks will be supplemented by interviews with the directors to bring to light the complex relations between this heterogeneous form of artist documentation and the resulting artistic product.
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/16

Flemish discipline codes

  • Directing
  • Stylistics and textual analysis
  • Other languages and literary studies not elsewhere classified
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Language studies


  • linguistique et littérature
  • linguistics and literature