Show simple item record Barker, Martin 2009-05-06T13:28:53Z 2009-05-06T13:28:53Z 2003-03
dc.identifier.citation Barker , M 2003 , ' Crash , theatre audiences, and the idea of ‘liveness’ ' Studies in Theatre and Performance , vol 23 , no. 1 , pp. 21-39 . DOI: 10.1386/stap.23.1.21/0 en
dc.identifier.issn 1468-2761
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100420
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dc.description Barker, Martin, (2003) 'CRASH, Theatre, Audiences, and the Idea of 'Liveness'', Studies in Theatre and Performance 23 (1), pp.21-40 Keywords: Cronenberg, Ballard, audience response, stage versus screen, Philip Auslander, stage adaptation en
dc.description.abstract In 1996 David Cronenberg’s film of J.G. Ballard’s Crash led to a huge controversy in Britain, much of which turned on claims of what the film might do to its audience, claims which were the subject of a major ESRC-funded study. In 2001, in Aberystwyth, David Rabey mounted a stage adaptation of Ballard’s book. This essay presents the first findings of an AHRB-funded research project into audience responses to the stage adaptation. One theme in particular is explored: the complicated meanings of ‘liveness’ to audiences, and how they conceived the differences between stage and screen. This, it is argued, connects with a deep-going assumption about the superiority of stage over screen. The essay examines the tensions within this assumption by their relations with Philip Auslander’s Liveness. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Studies in Theatre and Performance en
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dc.subject Cronenberg en
dc.subject Ballard en
dc.subject audience response en
dc.subject stage versus screen en
dc.subject Philip Auslander en
dc.subject stage adaptation en
dc.title Crash, theatre audiences, and the idea of ‘liveness’ en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Film and Television Research en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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