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Gerwinski, Jan / Habscheid, Stephan / Linz, Erika

Theater im Gespräch

Sprachliche Publikumspraktiken in der Theaterpause

[Conversations in the Theater: Linguistic Practices of Audiences During Theater Intermissions]

In collab. with Besthorn, Marit / Hesse, Mareike / Hrncal, Christine / Schlinkmann, Eva

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    June 2018
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    Aims and Scope

    Conversation during theater intermissions is informed by an idealized notion of an audience which communicates with rhetorical aplomb about aesthetic and sociopolitical issues. By contrast, critics suggest that such conversations serve primarily to emphasize social distinction and are banal in content. The study examines intermission talk, which stands at the intersection between art communication, recreation, conviviality, and informal learning.


    ix, 429 pages
    Type of Publication:
    audience research; theater; conversational analysis
    Scholars of German Studies, Linguistics, Communication Studies and Theatre Studies

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    Jan Gerwinski and Stephan Habscheid, University of Siegen, Germany; Erika Linz, University of Bonn, Germany.

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    • Ein tolles Projekt und ein ebenso tolles Buch! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

      posted by: Wolf-Andreas Liebert on 2018-06-13 09:51 AM (Europe/Berlin)