Shakespeare & the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience

Susanne Greenhalgh, Pascale Aebischer, Laurie Osborne (Editor)

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This is the first collection of essays to concentrate exclusively on the phenomenon of how Shakespeare has, in the twenty-first century, been experienced as a live or as-live theatre broadcast by audiences around the world. The essays explore some of the precursors of this phenomenon, consider some of the most important companies that have produced such broadcasts since 2009 and examine the impact these broadcasts have had on branding, ideology, style and access to Shakespeare for international audiences. Contributors from around the world reflect on actor and audience experience, changing viewing practices, Shakespearean fan cultures and the use of social media by audience members for whom liveness is increasingly tied up in the experience economy. The essays are supplemented by a full bibliography and filmography that provides the basis for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherArden: Bloomsbury
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic) 9781350030473
ISBN (Print)9781350030466 , 9781350125810
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameArden Shakespeare

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