This exploratory study, based upon a phenomenological approach, is primarily concerned with the understanding of the semantic network that underlies theater as a cultural activity of leisure within the temporal and spatial cognitive frameworks specific to every individual. The inductive analyses run are based upon in-depth question and answer sessions conducted with fifteen individuals of varying backgrounds. Through these analyses, the individuals'motivations are identified by four specific categories : recreation, education, social improvement and personal improvement.
BERGADAA, M. and NYECK, S. (1991). A Comprehensive Approach of a Leisure Cultural Activity : The Example of Theater. ESSEC Business School.