Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and by Adam Alston

By Adam Alston

Immersive theatre presently enjoys ubiquity, reputation and popularity in theatre journalism and scholarship. even if, the politics of immersive theatre aesthetics nonetheless lacks a considerable critique. Does immersive theatre version a selected form of politics, or a selected form of viewers? What’s eager about the creation and intake of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a efficient viewers regularly an empowered viewers? And do the phrases of an audience’s empowerment face up to political scrutiny?  
Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises those questions by way of tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the event economic system during the last 4 a long time. via certain serious analyses of labor by means of 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 through neoliberalism, and that's ripe to be challenged by way of the evolution and diversification of immersive theatre.

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