The Audience Experience

The Audience Experience - Black box- Traverse seating-...

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The Audience Experience: Choosing performances reveals values and identities Willing suspension of disbelief (Coleridge) Aesthetic distance Ex, watching Hamlet Representational THTR o Ignore audience Word of Mouth Reviews (notices)- New York Times Dramatic criticism- Theater Journals Basic Formats: Proscenium- like looking through a window frame; creates lots of spectacle Arena- it has audience on all sides; primarily an actors thtr, not much scenery Thrust- audience on three sides of stage, some opportunity to use scenery
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Unformatted text preview: Black box- Traverse seating- Promenade Environmental (found) Etiquette Be on time- 15 minutes before curtain No talking during the show No eating Refrain from coughing Cell phones off Avoid blocking view of others Go easy on cologne Only leave at intermission or end No flash devices No fidgeting, playing with program Read notes on program Dress a notch above class wear...
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2010 for the course THTR Wade taught by Professor Roider during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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