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|
|Department||Music, Theatre & Performing Arts|
|Location||Moot Court, Richardson Building|