Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Murder by AccidentMedieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jody Enders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226207834

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 26 September 2021

The Theatrical Contract

The Theatrical Contract

(p.123) 5 The Theatrical Contract
Murder by Accident

Jody Enders

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the issues of social contact in the theater or theatrical contact. It analyzes the six discrete cases that make up the experience of theater, including achieved intentions, actual intentions and reception of intentions. This chapter discusses Erving Goffman's signature definition of social involvement and argues that there is nothing unhealthily juridical about the mutual consideration that defines the theater. It also suggests that the theatrical experience allows the spectators to make moral, ethical, legal and artistic sense of a dramatic performance.

Keywords:   social contact, theatrical contact, theater, achieved intentions, actual intentions, reception of intentions, Erving Goffman, social involvement, theatrical experience, dramatic performance

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

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

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.