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Open peer commentary on the article ““Black Box” Theatre: Second-Order Cybernetics and Naturalism in Rehearsal and Performance” by Tom Scholte. Upshot: Scholte’s attempt to link theatre studies with cybernetics faces at least two problems: historically, there could not have been any direct (mutual) influence between these two fields; and conceptually, do we need second-order cybernetics, and the concept of the black box in particular, to account for the Stanislavski system?
Müller A. (2016) Does second-order cybernetics provide a framework for theatre studies? Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 618–619. http://constructivist.info/11/3/618
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