Spotlight on the audience: collective creativity in recent documentary and reality theatre from Australia and Germany

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Abstract

This essay analyses the crucial role of audiences in the collective processes of ascribing meaning to theatre performances with an interest in the "real". Focusing on recent performances by Version 1.0 in Australia and Rimini Protokoll in Germany, it illustrates how the making of collective memory and processes of collectively ascribing authenticity can be interpreted as simultaneously influenced by transcultural artistic developments and by locally shaped audience expectations which respond to a specific cultural place and time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective creativity
Subtitle of host publicationcollaborative work in the sciences, literature and the arts
EditorsGerhard Fischer, Florian Vassen
Place of PublicationAmsterdam ; New York
PublisherRodopi
Pages313-328
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789042032736
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameInternationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
PublisherRodopi
Number148

Keywords

  • 'Reality Theatre'
  • audiences
  • collective memory
  • authenticity
  • Australian and German theatre

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