Architecture in scenography: The impact of architectural symbolism and form on scenographic concepts

Peter Mazalán


Theater art is a complex and dynamic transmission of news and information about the time we have lived, live and live for. It is a vibrant and reflective document of events. Scenography and theatrical architecture, as one of the parts of the theatrical work, significantly shapes the visual of the concept and is a component that determines the possibilities of reading the director’s interpretation and puts the work into a certain aesthetics. The paper examines theater of scenography of real architecture. A theater that is based on the level of true “social imitation” in the historical period, especially the architectural concept of the former Eastern Bloc that transforms the timeless value issues of the drama. In this paper, we analyze a stage designer working with real architecture, a picture or fragment that creates a fiction. The power of this function is different from spatial theatrical abstractions, it is a possibility of a further way of creating scenography. Such attainment of narrative moralities into well-known typologies becomes a more specific mirror of consciousness, compared to scenic art abstractions. The specific architectural and hyperrealistic scenography of social and political imitation gets new features and meanings in the next layer.

Keywords: concept, symbolism, form, theatre, teaching, scenography, architecture, heterotrophy