Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

by Susan Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415157234

ISBN-13: 9780415157230

Pub. Date: 10/29/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon, which looks at both theories of spectatorship and the practice of different theatres and their audiences.
Published here in a brand new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes:
'nBL a new preface

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Overview

Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon, which looks at both theories of spectatorship and the practice of different theatres and their audiences.
Published here in a brand new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes:
'nBL a new preface by the author
• a stunning extra chapter on intercultural theatre
• a revised up-to-date bibliography
Theatre Audiences is a must-buy for teachers and students interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences, and will be valuable reading for practitioners and others involved in the theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415157230
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/1997
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Historical approaches2
Contemporary concerns9
2Theories of Reading and Viewing20
Starting with Brecht21
Reader-response theory34
Other approaches to the reader55
Semiotics and post-structuralism in theatre and film studies67
3The Audience and Theatre86
Culture and the idea of the theatrical event86
Selection: the relationship between production and reception106
On the threshold of theatre125
Performance139
Post-performance163
4Spectatorship Across Culture166
Fascination and obsession166
Translation and meaning191
Intercultural exchange196
Reviewing spectatorship201
5Conclusion204
Appendix214
Notes216
Bibliography223
Index241

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