The Spirit of a Thought in a Fictional World
... disruptive to the performance as well. In no other art form can the audience so immediately
and so effectively engage with a concrete narrative as it is created before their eyes. Though
the audience is not present in the world of the play, its ability to affect the story promotes
it to an active pl ...
Audience as Collaborators - Digital Commons @ Trinity
... relationship between audience and the performance event because the audience members have been
given signals that their presence is necessary for the performance to occur. Therefore, participatory
elements use the quality of theatre’s liveness even more so than spectacle, because the audience moves
Paul Philidor (17??–1828/9), also known as Paul de Philipsthal, was a German performer of entertainment séances in the style that would soon become known as phantasmagoria. Philidor's origins are unclear, as is his exact identity; it is believed that he took his name from François-André Danican Philidor.