Assessing the Intrinsic Impacts of a Live Performance is an effort to define and measure how audiences are transformed by a live performance. The study’s research design consisted of a pair of questionnaires – one administered in-venue just prior to curtain, and the other sent home with the respondent and mailed back. The first questionnaire collected information about the audiences’ mental and emotional preparedness for the performance. The second questionnaire, investigated a range of reactions to the specific performance, including captivation, intellectual stimulation, emotional resonance, spiritual value, aesthetic growth and social bonding.
By Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard
, Alan Brown Published:2013 Type: research