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Audience Participation in Traditional Chinese Theatre

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dc.contributor.advisor Ashizawa, Izumi en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Marsh, Steve en_US
dc.contributor.author Wu, Zifei en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Theatre Arts en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:21Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76864 en_US
dc.description 74 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Traditional Chinese theatre is unique. Unlike its distinct stage elements with apparent Eastern features, the special role of audience participation in traditional Chinese theatre is less conspicu-ous and, to some, may seem disordered; however, underneath, the logic of audience participation suggests a theatrical communication and a performer-audience relationship that is completely different from the theatrical traditions of the Western world. There is an explosion of interest in the role of the audience among twentieth and twenty-first century theatre practitioners in the Western world. To these experimental theatre artists, forming a non-traditional performer-audience relationship is often an approach to show their beliefs of the essential definition of theatre and performance, as well as their beliefs in theatre’s potential to influence, impact and interact with the real world. Naturally some questions would rise when we make the comparison: what principles do the old instinctively developed traditions share with the relatively new and self-conscious experiments? What are the differences between them and what do they suggest to us about the future of audience participation and theatrical experience? en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theater en_US
dc.subject.other Audience Participation, Chinese Opera, Traditional Chinese Theatre en_US
dc.title Audience Participation in Traditional Chinese Theatre en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US

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