Monday, March 03, 2008

Theatre's lack of connection

In The Times, Dominic Dromgoole bemoans a loss of connection between actors and audience.
The present landscape offers connection. Boutique theatre events put together elegant packages of stars to play to subscriber audiences of the uber-rich, partaking in an interaction that is as far away from theatre as drooling over a porno mag is from making love. It is an interaction based on acquisition rather than connection. Theatre, which is supposed to make us tremble with delight or with terror, becomes a lifestyle accessory.

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