Note: If you see this text you use a browser which does not support usual Web-standards. Therefore the design of Media Art Net will not display correctly. Contents are nevertheless provided. For greatest possible comfort and full functionality you should use one of the recommended browsers.
Kouril, Miroslav; Burian, Emil F. «Theatergraph» | Szene aus Frank Wedekinds "Erwachen des Frühlings"
Kouril, Miroslav; Burian, Emil F., «Theatergraph», 1936
Szene aus Frank Wedekinds "Erwachen des Frühlings" | Photography | © Kouril, Miroslav; Burian, Emil F.


Categories: Theatre

Keywords: Light | Space


 Kouril, Miroslav; Burian, Emil F.

Theater director E.F.Burian developed together with Miroslav Kouril the so-called «Theatergraph,» a performance stage with integrated projection surfaces on which films and slides were projected during theater performances, and established a direct visual relationship to the onstage action. This technology was first used in 1936 for Wedekind’s production of «Spring’s Awakening,» and later for Pushkin’s «Eugen Onegin,» wrote Denis Bablet in his book, «Scenography of the Twenieth Century»: «Alongside the theatrical research work of Piscator Traugott Müller, the experiments of Burian and Kouril helped pave the way to new theatrical forms in which the projection screen and colors no longer characterized stage design. These came to be replaced by architectural structures, light, and projected images. A new civilization of audiovisual communication was born.»