Emergencies and spectatorship
in Precarious spectatorship
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

manchesterhive requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals - to see content that you/your institution should have access to, please log in through your library system or with your personal username and password.

If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/extracts and download selected front and end matter. 

Institutions can purchase access to individual titles; please contact for pricing options.


If you have an access token for this content, you can redeem this via the link below:

Redeem token

The introduction contextualises the book through analysis of political rhetoric which is designed to produce a sense of emergency. Building on recent theories from geography, I offer a definition of ‘emergency’ as the projection of a future crisis which demands compliance to a defined set of common practices (protocol). I define my key terms ‘theatre’, ‘spectator’ and ‘image’, and undertake a brief case study into the ways in which theatre might push beyond the ‘representable’ – which is how, I argue, emergencies are produced and maintained at the level of the image.

Precarious spectatorship

Theatre and image in an age of emergencies


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 25 25 0
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0