Month: February 2017

The Elements of Meaning Making and Audience Engagement

The audience is never simply a passive spectator. Upon entering the theatre space they are immediately engaged in meaning-making processes that draw from personal contexts, dominant ideologies, and the systems […]

Bennett on Audience Reception: Beyond the Inner and Outer Frames

Susan Bennett, in her book entitled “Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception”, proposes that audience responses are shaped by two overlapping ‘frames’, an inner frame and an outer […]