Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415157230
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/29/1997
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is author of Performing Nostalgia (Routledge 1995).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
Historical approaches 2
Contemporary concerns 9
2 Theories of Reading and Viewing 20
Starting with Brecht 21
Reader-response theory 34
Other approaches to the reader 55
Semiotics and post-structuralism in theatre and film studies 67
3 The Audience and Theatre 86
Culture and the idea of the theatrical event 86
Selection: the relationship between production and reception 106
On the threshold of theatre 125
Performance 139
Post-performance 163
4 Spectatorship Across Culture 166
Fascination and obsession 166
Translation and meaning 191
Intercultural exchange 196
Reviewing spectatorship 201
5 Conclusion 204
Appendix 214
Notes 216
Bibliography 223
Index 241
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