Theatre & AudienceBook - 2009
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
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Branch Call Number: 792.019/FRESHWATER
Characteristics: xi, 86 p. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Theatre and audience