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Author Kennedy, Dennis, 1940-

Title The spectator and the spectacle : audiences in modernity and postmodernity / Dennis Kennedy.

Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  302.2308 Ken    1 HOLD
Physical description x, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) and index.
Contents Introduction : assisting at the spectacle -- The director, the spectator and the Eiffel Tower -- The avant-garde and the audience -- Shakespeare and the Cold War -- The spectator as tourist -- Interculturalism and the global spectator -- The body of the spectator -- Society, spectacle and sport -- The aroused spectator -- Memory, performance and the idea of the museum -- Assisting belief : ritual and the spectator.
Summary Provides a series of investigations into specific types of performance activity, and how they relate to audiences. 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, including crowd violence.
Subject Performing arts -- Audiences.
Arts audiences.
ISBN 9780521899765 (hardback : alk. paper)
0521899761 (hardback : alk. paper)