Episode 9: Player as Performer and Audience

Dungeons + Drama Nerds

15-07-2020 • 46分

This week, Todd, Nick, and Percy discuss the role of the player as both performer and as the audience in tabletop role-playing games.

Works Referenced:

Lehmann, Niels, and Janek Szatkowski. “Theatrical Virtuality - Virtual Theatricality: Virtual Narrative, Autonomous Agents and Interactivity in a Dramaturgical Perspective.” In Virtual Applications: Applications with Virtual Inhabited 3D Worlds, 49–88. London: Springer-Verlag London Ltd., 2004.

Alston, Adam. “Audience Participation and Neoliberal Value: Risk, Agency and Responsibility in Immersive Theatre.” Performance Research 18, no. 2 (April 1, 2013): 128–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2013.807177.

Series: The Ultimate RPG Guide Series by James D’Amato Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Adams Media (October 8, 2019) Theatre and the Video Game: Beauty and the Beast by Katherine Lynne Whitlock PhD

Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab:


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