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Social inequalities across communities

Professor Pascale Aebischer

Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Performance Studies     @PascaleExeter    @PandemicBeyond


I am a feminist analyst of how the plays of early modern dramatists, including Shakespeare, are performed on stages and screens. My work shows audiences have different interpretations of the same performance depending on where they sit in a theatre, and bring their world-views and economic backgrounds with them. This means artists can unwittingly create different experiences for different theatre-goers. People watching from home also have different experiences from those watching in the theatre. Through my research I hope to encourage playwrights, actors, directors and producers to be more aware of these issues and think about how to address them. This could mean using the stage and theatre in a more innovative way or creative use of ticket pricing.

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