The city as a place of contradiction (power and order against threat and disorder) The city as a theatre (jonathan raban, entertainment that we watch and participate in) Three concepts: the city as a place of variety and contradiction henry james, the dreadful, delightful city" (1905). The act of doing it is interpreting a city. ) (important: the city is a space for performance: the intrinsic theatricality of the city". What is a text: its about language and how language can interpret a particular thing, example: st. etienne, action" (2002). Video begins with physical aspects of the city of. Then, video shows interaction of people with the city. People moving in the city/dynamic quality of the city. Interactions between space and people: st. etienne, action", from finisterre (2002). This is what we mean by text, it is a music and film that interprets physical reality. Interpretations of london leads you to various responses: god i love london so much.