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-:"[[Fear]] is the most powerful [[emotion]] in the [[human race]] and fear of the [[unknown]] is probably the most [[ancient]]. You're dealing with stuff that everybody has felt; from being little babies we're frightened of the [[dark]], we're frightened of the unknown. If you're making a [[horror film]] you get to play with the [[audience]]s [[feeling]]s" -- [[John Carpenter]] 
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An '''audience''' is a group of [[person|people]] who participate in an [[experience]] or encounter a [[work of art]], [[literature]], [[theatre]], [[music]] or [[academic]]s in any [[Mass media|medium]]. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience [[participation]] and others allowing only modest [[clapping]] and [[criticism]] and [[reception]]. An '''audience''' is a group of [[person|people]] who participate in an [[experience]] or encounter a [[work of art]], [[literature]], [[theatre]], [[music]] or [[academic]]s in any [[Mass media|medium]]. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience [[participation]] and others allowing only modest [[clapping]] and [[criticism]] and [[reception]].
Media audiences are studied by academics in [[Audience theory|media audience studies]]. [[Audience theory]] also offers [[scholar]]ly insight into audiences in general. Media audiences are studied by academics in [[Audience theory|media audience studies]]. [[Audience theory]] also offers [[scholar]]ly insight into audiences in general.
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An audience is a group of people who participate in an experience or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception.

Media audiences are studied by academics in media audience studies. Audience theory also offers scholarly insight into audiences in general.



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