Theatre audience contribution : facilitating a new text through the post-performance discussion

Heim, Caroline L. (2010) Theatre audience contribution : facilitating a new text through the post-performance discussion. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.


Theatre Audience Contribution introduces a new approach to theatre audience research: audience contribution through the post-performance discussion. This volume considers the physical and vocal behaviour of audience members as an integral part of the theatrical event that changes, adds to and informs the theatrical experience. Post-performance discussions, although rising in popularity, are yet an under-explored and under-utilised avenue for audience contribution. Beginning with an overview of reception theory and the historical role of theatre audiences, the author introduces a new method for the facilitation of post-performance discussions that encourages audience contribution and privileges the audience voice. Two case studies explore post-performance discussions that inform the theatrical event and discover a new role for the contemporary audience: audience critic. This accessible volume has significant implications for theatre theorists, practitioners and audiences alike.

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ID Code: 38279
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Audience , Audience text , Post-performance discussion, Consumer, audience contribution
ISBN: 3843362831
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2010 22:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:21

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