Professor Ben Walmsley co-edits new book
Professor Ben Walmsley co-edits The Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts
The Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts was published in April 2022 and represents a truly multi-dimensional exploration of the inter-relationships between audiences and performance.
Coedited by Matthew Reason, Lynne Conner, Katya Johanson and Ben Walmsley, this comprehensive study considers audiences contextually and historically, through both qualitative and quantitative empirical research, and places them within appropriate philosophical and socio-cultural discourses. Ultimately, the collection marks the point where audiences have become central and essential not just to the act of performance itself but also to theatre, dance, opera, music and performance studies as academic disciplines.
The Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts is available in a digital format or in hardback.