Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and by Adam Alston

By Adam Alston

Immersive theatre presently enjoys ubiquity, attractiveness and popularity in theatre journalism and scholarship. notwithstanding, the politics of immersive theatre aesthetics nonetheless lacks a considerable critique. Does immersive theatre version a specific type of politics, or a specific form of viewers? What’s all for the construction and intake of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a effective viewers continually an empowered viewers? And do the phrases of an audience’s empowerment withstand political scrutiny?
Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises those questions by means of tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the event economic system over the last 4 a long time. via specific serious analyses of labor by means of Ray Lee, Lundahl & Seitl, Punchdrunk, shunt, Theatre Delicatessen and part minimize, Adam Alston argues that there's a tacit politics to immersive theatre aesthetics – a tacit politics that's illuminated through neoliberalism, and that's ripe to be challenged by way of the evolution and diversification of immersive theatre.

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