Theatrical Organicism: Thoughts on Drama and System Theory

  • Francescogiuseppe Romano Maria Dossi
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


What are the constitutive elements of drama? In this innovative analysis of theatre history through the lens of system theory, this paper shows how this approach can support the idea of an intrinsically relational nature of the theatre praxis itself, its genesis and the origin of modern dramaturgy, meaning the act of organizing the various elements of a mise-en-scène, both on and off stage. The aim of this research consists also in showing that what we call drama is an emergent property that is generated by the connection between the actors and the audience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francescogiuseppe Romano Maria Dossi
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  1. 1.Catholic University of the Sacred HeartMilanoItaly

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