Visualising Wyndham Lewis’s enemy of the stars as theatrical narrative

  • Pei-Ying Wu

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Wyndham Lewis’s Enemy of the Stars has often been considered an unreadable and therefore an un-performable play script from the time when it was written and published in BLAST in 1914 as part of the Vorticist manifesto. The play was not performed until 1980 and there was just one subsequent staging in 1982. However, both of these performances were based on Lewis’s 1932 revision. Although the play appeared as a piece of written text in BLAST, it was considered by the Vorticists as visual imagery. With this approach in mind, this research sets out to investigate the visualisation of the 1914 version of the play as a work of theatrical art from a practitioner’s viewpoint.
Date of AwardDec 2008
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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