Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre

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Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of theatrical presence to be published. Theatre as an art form has often been associated with notions of presence. The 'live' immediacy of the actor, the unmediated unfolding of dramatic action and the 'energy' generated through an actor-audience relationship are among the ideas frequently used to explain theatrical experience - and all are underpinned by some understanding of 'presence.' Precisely what is ...

Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre 2008, Brill/Rodopi

ISBN-13: 9789042023819

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