Chapter 8. Deeper Theatrical Understanding

  1. James R. Hamilton

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690871.ch8

The Art of Theater

The Art of Theater

How to Cite

Hamilton, J. R. (2007) Deeper Theatrical Understanding, in The Art of Theater, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690871.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113533

Online ISBN: 9780470690871



  • satire;
  • theatrical performances;
  • parody;
  • spectator;
  • performers


This chapter contains section titled:

  • General Success Conditions for Deeper Theatrical Understanding

  • More Precise Success Conditions: Two Kinds of Deeper Understanding

  • Some Puzzles about the Relation between Understanding What is Performed and Understanding How it is Performed

  • Deeper Theatrical Understanding and Full Appreciation of a Theatrical Performance