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Lisa Fitzpatrick: Laughter, violence and affect

Laughter is often credited with creating a sense of community among spectators. This lecture examines some examples of comic violence on the stage, to consider how this strategy can work to promote an affective response in the audience. It asks if laughter can be used to engage the audience empathetically with the characters, to create a sense of identification or even a political will to action. The lecture will use production photographs and excerpts of dialogue to illustrate the scenes under discussion.

Date Monday, 19 June 2017
Time 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentMusic, Theatre & Performing Arts
LocationMoot Court, Richardson Building
Contact Emailperformance.real@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/performance-of-the-real/news/index.html

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