Performance Theory / Edition 2

Performance Theory / Edition 2

by Richard Schechner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415314550

ISBN-13: 9780415314558

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just something

Overview

Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just something that occurs on stage, but something that happens in everyday life, full of meaning, and on many different levels. Within these pages he examines the connections between Western and non-Western cultures, theatre and dance, anthropology, ritual, performance in everyday life, rites of passage, play,
psychotherapy and shamanism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415314558
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Routledge Classics Editionix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Author's Notexv
Introduction: The Fan and the Webxvii
1Approaches1
2Actuals26
3Drama, script, theater, and performance66
4From ritual to theater and back: the efficacy--entertainment braid112
5Toward a poetics of performance170
6Selective inattention211
7Ethology and theater235
8Magnitudes of performance290
9Rasaesthetics333
References368
Index383

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >