The Future of Ritual: Writings on Culture and Performance / Edition 1

The Future of Ritual: Writings on Culture and Performance / Edition 1

by Richard Schechner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415046904

ISBN-13: 9780415046909

Pub. Date: 12/04/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In The Future of Ritual, Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural

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In The Future of Ritual, Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural world. An exciting new work by the author of Performance Theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415046909
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A prefatory note
1Introduction: Jayaganesh and the avant-garde1
2Playing24
3The street is the stage45
4Waehma: space, time, identity, and theatre at New Pascua, Arizona94
5Striding through the cosmos: movement, belief, politics, and place in the Ramlila of Ramnagar131
6Wayang kulit in the colonial margin184
7The future of ritual228
References266
Index277

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