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  • Published 2008

Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre

@inproceedings{Power2008PresenceIP,
  title={Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre},
  author={Cormac Power},
  year={2008}
}
Theatre as an art form has often been associated with notions of presence. The live immediacy of the actor, the unmediated unfolding of dramatic action and the energy generated through an actor-audience relationship are among the ideas frequently used to explain theatrical experience and all are underpinned by some understanding of presence. Precisely what is meant by presence in the theatre is part of what this thesis sets out to explain. Presence, I argue, is not so much a single concept, but… CONTINUE READING