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Correction published on 8 November 2016, see Humanities 2016, 5(4), 83.

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Humanities 2016, 5(3), 79; doi:10.3390/h5030079

Re-Affecting the Stage: Affective Resonance as the Function of the Audience

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Centro de Estudos de Teatro, University of Lisbon, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal
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Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, 1249-074 Lisboa, Portugal
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Department of English, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0G5, Canada
Academic Editor: Peta Tait
Received: 19 May 2016 / Revised: 17 August 2016 / Accepted: 19 August 2016 / Published: 20 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emotions and Affect in the Humanities, Creative Arts, and Performance)
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This article uses an affect theory framework to show how the audience has the power to intensify the circulation of affect in the theatrical encounter, and to impact on the unique felt quality of the performance. Assessment is made of the vital function of affect to performance through the images, sensations and expressions that performers use to describe audience engagement. Intermittently, from 2010 to 2012, the author embarked on practice-led research to find out how performers describe the experience of being on stage with regard to their engagement with an audience. Conversations were recorded with more than 50 performers (mainly actors and dancers) from the USA and Brazil, as well as Portugal and other European countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: affect theory; circulation; performance; audience; performer; re-affecting affect theory; circulation; performance; audience; performer; re-affecting
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