I did another piece for the
Guardian’s stage blog on the merits of the proscenium arch model of the
theatre auditorium. You can see it by following this link.
The argument is that while there is a great deal of interest in site-specific, promenade, immersive and other forms of theatre, the risk is we simplify and take for granted the proscenium arch. Not only - I argue - are most of the things said about it untrue but it also has kinds of power that should not be ignored.