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.
|Title of host publication||Collective creativity|
|Subtitle of host publication||collaborative work in the sciences, literature and the arts|
|Editors||Gerhard Fischer, Florian Vassen|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam ; New York|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft|
- 'Reality Theatre'
- collective memory
- Australian and German theatre