Analysis of the Concept and the Drama Psychology of Immersive Theatre

Xinyue Wang (Nanjing University)

Article ID: 1162

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jpr.v1i3.1162

Abstract


Immersive theatre means put audience into the space where the story take place. Actors and actresses perform in the authentic environment and audience also in this environment, watching the peoceeding of the story closely. With the success of Sleep No More, more and more people pay attention to immersive theatre. Some Chinese theatre directors also launch out into doing similar things. It is no doubt that immersive theatre is popular now at home and abroad. However, as a new form of theatre, immersive theatre theoretical study is really inadequate. This text aims explain the connotation and concepts of immersive theatre or what is immersive theatre, the feature of immersive theatre in addition to its present situation in China, though Sleep No More, one of the most famous immersive theatres. I hope to offer reference for Chinese theatre people, make contributions for their study and creations, then again filling in gaps in immersive theatre theory. Only in this way, can immersive theatre develop healthily and can its ecology be constructed well.

P.C. 210046


Keywords


Immersive theatre; Sleep no more; The concept of theatre; Phychology of audience

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