About Performance 10: Audiencing: the Work of the Spectator in Live
Editors: Gay McAuley and Laura Ginters
University of Sydney Dept of Performance Studies
Audiencing: the Work of the Spectator in Live Performance
Contemporary research into audiences is drawing on methodological approaches as diverse as phenomenology, cognitive science, semiotics, sociology, cultural studies, psychoanalysis and ethnography, among others, to engage with the historically under-examined, yet highly complex, field of spectatorial practice. The essays in this issue explore aspects of spectatorship across a range of performance practices, and contemplate its significance, not only in the experience shared by performer and spectator, but also often continuing long past that moment.