Engaging Audiences provides an insightful introduction to spectatorship from the perspective of cognitive studies. Using performances of several plays and a wide array of scientific evidence, McConachie examines the dynamics of conscious attention, mental concepts, empathy, emotion, and culture in theatregoing. This ground-breaking study challenges many of the current theories used to understand spectators and is a valuable resource to artists and scholars interested in how and why audiences enjoy performance.
Author: B. McConachie Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 11/01/2008 Pages: 260 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.85lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.70d ISBN: 9780230609884
About the Author BRUCE McOCNACHIE is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA.