Peter Behrens on the relationship between architecture and dramaturgy

‘It is said that architecture is the basis of all art. This holds true when by the architectonic, we understand also creative order. Among many other things, this includes the proper and balanced distribution of materials. It is on this balance – the weighing of individual factors within the plenitude of artistic fantasy to the goal of a living, organic work – that the theatrical style depends.’

‘On Art for the Stage’, Peter Behrens, 1910, Perspecta, Vol 26, Theater, Theatricality and Architecture, 1990, pp.135-142.