Theatre and Entertainment
ISBN: 1137321067
EAN13: 9781137321060
Language: English
Pages: 96
Edition: 2017
Format: Paperback

Theatre and Entertainment

Book Overview
What do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it not be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines the relationship between theatre and entertainment by assessing audience reception, political theatre and melodrama. He explores definitions of entertainment, arguing that it can be found embedded in all forms of theatre, not just the 'popular'. Davis concludes with a review of contemporary perspectives on the topic and questions the limits of entertainment in theatrical performance.