Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception

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Routledge, 1997 - Drama - 248 pages
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Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon, which looks at both theories of spectatorship and the practice of different theatres and their audiences.
Published here in a brand new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes:
`nBL a new preface by the author
• a stunning extra chapter on intercultural theatre
• a revised up-to-date bibliography
Theatre Audiences is a must-buy for teachers and students interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences, and will be valuable reading for practitioners and others involved in the theatre.

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About the author (1997)

Susan Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is author of Performing Nostalgia (Routledge 1995).

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