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Spectator and the Spectacle Audiences in Modernity and Postmodernity

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ISBN-10: 0521899761

ISBN-13: 9780521899765

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dennis Kennedy

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Spectators and audiences are everywhere in contemporary culture. However, even in conventional performance, whether in the theatre, in film or television, or at a sporting event, it is difficult to discuss spectators with any authority, since each of us experiences and understands the display in different ways and all methods of analyzing spectators are flawed or unreliable. This book provides instead a series of investigations into specific types of performance activity, and how they relate to their audiences. Specific topics discussed include the relationship of audiences to the rise of the director, the avant-garde, tourism, gambling, the effect of cinema on live performance and sport,…    
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of illustrations
The Problem of the Spectator
Introduction: assisting at the spectacle
The director, the spectator and the Eiffel Tower
The avant-garde and the audience
Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectation
Shakespeare and the Cold War
The spectator as tourist
Interculturalism and the global spectator
The body of the spectator
Subjectivity and the Spectator
Society, spectacle and sport
The aroused spectator
Memory, performance and the idea of the museum
Assisting belief: ritual and the spectator