Theatre and Audience, Paperback Book


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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 80 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780230210288

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