The Theatrical Event: Dynamics of Performance and Perception

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The Theatrical Event discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator -- the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance -- on stage or in the street, historical or contemporary -- that is watched by an audience is a theatrical event. The concept underlines the "eventness" of all encounters between performers and spectators. In the first part of the book ...

The Theatrical Event: Dynamics of Performance and Perception 2014, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781587293931

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