The Empty Space Topics for Discussion

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Consider the quote on p. 94 in relation to today's contemporary theatre. In that context is the statement true or false? In what ways does the statement about "the wish for change" apply/not apply to society in general? In what ways can/does theatre (particularly the so-called "rough" theatre) contribute to the possibility for societal change? Or is it even possible for theatre, even the rough theatre, to do so?

Consider the author's definition of theatre as presented in Section One of "The Deadly Theatre" in terms of your own life. What daily experiences might constitute theatre, according to that definition? Discuss how the emotional connection between seer and seen in such day-to-day circumstances might be explored, deepened, and/or amplified in theatre that takes place under more conventional circumstances (i.e., on a stage).

Discuss ways in which the author's definitions of theatre...

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