Shakespeare and Audience in Practice

Stephen Purcell · ISBN 9781137375254
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Publisher Bloomsbury UK
Author(s) Stephen Purcell
Edition 1
Published 2013-11-26
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What do audiences do as they watch a Shakespearean play? What makes them respond in the ways that they do? This book examines a wide range of theatrical productions to explore the practice of being a modern Shakespearean audience. It surveys some of the most influential ideas about spectatorship in contemporary performance studies, and analyses the strategies employed both in the texts themselves and by modern theatre practitioners to position audiences in particular ways.
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