Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and by Adam Alston

By Adam Alston

Immersive theatre presently enjoys ubiquity, recognition and popularity in theatre journalism and scholarship. in spite of the fact that, the politics of immersive theatre aesthetics nonetheless lacks a considerable critique. Does immersive theatre version a specific type of politics, or a selected form of viewers? What’s fascinated with the construction and intake of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a effective viewers consistently an empowered viewers? And do the phrases of an audience’s empowerment face up to political scrutiny?  
Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises those questions by means of tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the adventure economic climate over the last 4 a long time. via distinctive severe analyses of labor via 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 by way of neoliberalism, and that's ripe to be challenged through the evolution and diversification of immersive theatre.

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