Chapter1 - The Theater Experience Chapter 1 The Audience:...

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Chapter 1 The Audience: Its Role and Imagination The Theater Experience Chapter 1 The Audience: Its Role and Imagination In a world of technological innovations, how has theater survived? The relationship between performer and audience The special nature of that relationship The chemistry of that contact We are not just in the presence of the performers— they are also in OUR presence.
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Chapter 1 The Audience: Its Role and Imagination The Theater Experience Theater as a Group Experience Unlike other art forms, theater provides a communal experience A theater audience does not contemplate theater individually, but rather as individuals within a larger group Without an audience, can there be a theatrical event?
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Chapter 1 The Audience: Its Role and Imagination The Theater Experience Psychology of Groups Gustave Le Bon’s theory of group behavior . . . A collection of people “presents new characteristics very different from those of the individuals composing it”
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course THE 26.209 taught by Professor Krupp during the Spring '05 term at Bloomsburg.

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