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Theatre and Audience
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THEATRE AND AUDIENCE

PAPERBACK BY WEAVER, LOIS; FRESHWATER, HELEN

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ISBN
9780230210288
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
80 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUN 2009

DESCRIPTION

What does theatre do for - and to - those who witness, watch, and participate in it? Theatre& Audience provides a provocative overview of the questions raised by theatrical encounters between performers and audiences. Focusing on European and North American theatre and its audiences in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it explores belief in theatre's potential to influence, impact and transform. Illustrated by examples of performance which have sought to generate active audience involvement - from Brecht's epic theatre to the Blue Man Group - it seeks to unsettle any simple equation between audience participation and empowerment. Foreword by Lois Weaver

CONTENTS

Series Editors' Preface.- Foreword; Lois Weaver.- Difficulties of Definition.- Models and Frames.- Suspicion, Frustration and Contempt.- Potent Orthodoxies.- Playing with the Audience.- Further Reading.- Index.