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Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

by Susan Bennett


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Theatre Audiences / Edition 2

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)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1 Theatre, Life and Language: Semiotics, Phenomenology and Deconstruction

1 Semiotics

2 Phenomenology

3 Post-structuralism and Deconstruction

2 Subjectivity and Theatre: Psychoanalytic, Gender and Reader-Response Theory

1 Psychoanalytic


2 Feminist and Gender Theory

3 Reader-Response and Reception Theory

3 World and Theatre: Materialist, Postmodern and Post-Colonial Theory

1 Materialist Theory

2 Postmodern Theory

3 Post-colonial Theory

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