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9780415157223

Theatre Audiences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415157223

  • ISBN10:

    0415157226

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-10-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Susan Bennett's highly successfulTheatre Audiencesis a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon. It considers both theories of spectatorship and the practices of different theatres and their audiences. Published here in an updated edition,Theatre Audiencesnow includes a new preface by the author, a new chapter on intercultural theatre, a revised conclusion encompassing the influences of cultural materialism and psychoanalysis on audience theory, as well as an updated bibliography. A must for anyone interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences.

Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition vii
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction
1(19)
Historical approaches
2(7)
Contemporary concerns
9(11)
Theories of Reading and Viewing
20(66)
Starting with Brecht
21(13)
Reader-response theory
34(21)
Other approaches to the reader
55(12)
Semiotics and post-structuralism in theatre and film studies
67(19)
The Audience and Theatre
86(80)
Culture and the idea of the theatrical event
86(20)
Selection: the relationship between production and reception
106(19)
On the threshold of theatre
125(14)
Performance
139(24)
Post-performance
163(3)
Spectatorship Across Culture
166(38)
Fascination and obsession
166(25)
Translation and meaning
191(5)
Intercultural exchange
196(5)
Reviewing spectatorship
201(3)
Conclusion
204(10)
Appendix 214(2)
Notes 216(7)
Bibliography 223(18)
Index 241

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