Theaterbeleving in het belevenistheater: De architectuur van het theatergebouw als context voor de theaterervaring


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    This dissertation investigates the theatre experience in experience theatres. “Experience” plays an increasingly important role in the theatre world, as well as in architecture, but also beyond in other domains of daily life, a development corresponding to the emergence of an experience economy and society. A new type of experience theatre was the point of departure to investigate the impact of the architecture of the theatre building. Using an audience survey, this dissertation relates the visitor’s theatre experience empirically to the visitor’s experience of the theatre building. The study differentiates between theatrical experience created as a result of theatrical communication and theatre experience gained as a result of the theatre visit in full. The impact of the building is discussed in terms of the various values attached to the larger theatre experience. The conclusion is that there does not only exists a detectable link between the theatre building and the theatre experience (the evening as a whole) but also between the theatre building and the theatrical experience. In the experience theatre this seems to be caused by an enhanced process of theatrical framing and a different effect of the two-fold theatre consciousness in the experience buildings (enhanced level of absorption). Experience theatres magnify the theatrical experience: powerful experiences become stronger and weak experiences become even weaker. Furthermore, there is significant evidence suggesting that the social interaction and processing of the performance inside the theatre building increases the appreciation for the show itself and the evening as a whole.
    Originele taal-2Dutch
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    • van Maanen, J.J., Supervisor, Externe Persoon
    Datum van toekenning19-jan-2012
    Plaats van publicatie[S.l.]
    Gedrukte ISBN's9789036752756
    Elektronische ISBN's9789036752763
    StatusPublished - 2012


    • proefschriften (vorm)
    • toneel
    • theaters
    • theorie en esthetiek van theater en toneel
    • utilitauire bouwkunst

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