Between Theater and Anthropology / Edition 1

Between Theater and Anthropology / Edition 1

by Richard Schechner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812212258

ISBN-13: 9780812212259

Pub. Date: 12/28/1985

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

In performances by Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated (but perhaps terrified) by the multichannel realities

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In performances by Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated (but perhaps terrified) by the multichannel realities of the postmodern world.

Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual. The way performances are created—in training, workshops, and rehearsals—is the key paradigm for social process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812212259
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1985
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
763,351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1Points of Contact Between Anthropological and Theatrical Thought3
2Restoration of Behavior35
3Performers and Spectators Transported and Transformed117
4Ramlila of Ramnagar151
5Performer Training Interculturally213
6Playing with Genet's Balcony: Looking Back on a 1979/1980 Production261
7News, Sex, and Performance Theory295
References325
Index333

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