About this Event
Step into the captivating world of audience history as we present an engaging discussion with the acclaimed author Robert Viagas, creator of the illuminating book "Right This Way: A History of the Audience."
About the Book: When you take your place at a theater, cinema, concert hall, or even engage with screens of all sizes, you're participating in a time-honored human tradition—the act of being an audience. Delve into the depths of this universal experience with Robert Viagas, a former Playbill editor, as he paints a vivid portrait of "audiencing" in his energetic prose. "Right This Way" offers a pop history of audiences through the ages, exploring how audiences have evolved from colosseums to modern technology.
What to Expect: Join Robert Viagas on a journey through the intriguing tapestry of audience behavior. Discover the distinct types of audiences that have graced the world's stages, explore the ever-changing dynamics of their interactions, and gain insight into the fascinating ways our brains respond to these shared experiences. From the impact of technology on audiences to the extraordinary choices made during challenging times, Viagas examines the profound and timeless connection between performers and those who applaud from the shadows.
About Robert Viagas: Robert Viagas is a luminary with over 40 years of diverse experience as a writer, editor, lecturer, broadcaster, and professor. Having been present in the audience for over 2000 Broadway shows, in addition to countless movies, television shows, concerts, and cultural events worldwide, Viagas brings unparalleled insight into the world of audiences. With 21 published books on the performing arts and significant involvement in prestigious awards committees, his influence resonates deeply in the realms of theater, literature, and beyond.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the riveting tapestry of "audiencing" with a true authority in the field. Join us at the Drama Book Shop for an enlightening evening that will forever transform the way you engage with the world of entertainment
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Please note that the purchase of “Right This Way: A History of the Audience” ($29.95) is required for entry.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Drama Book Shop, 266 West 39th Street, New York, United States