Reading the Material Theatre (Theatre and Performance Theory Series)

Reading the Material Theatre (Theatre and Performance Theory Series)

by Ric Knowles, Richard Knowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 052164416X

ISBN-13: 9780521644167

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ric Knowles develops and demonstrates a method of theatrical performance analysis involving the entire theater experience, from production to reception. Five case studies provide a first-step introduction to key terms and areas of performance theory. They include the cultural work performed by a major Shakespearean repertory theater, a small nationalist theater

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Overview

Ric Knowles develops and demonstrates a method of theatrical performance analysis involving the entire theater experience, from production to reception. Five case studies provide a first-step introduction to key terms and areas of performance theory. They include the cultural work performed by a major Shakespearean repertory theater, a small nationalist theater devoted to new play development, a major New York-based avant-garde touring theater company, and a British socialist company dedicated to the work of Shakespeare, as well as a range of international festivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521644167
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Theatre and Performance Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Theory and Practice: 1. Theory: towards a materialist semiotics; 2. Practice: conditions of production and reception; Conclusion to Part I; Part II. Case Studies: 3. The Stratford Festival; 4. Tarragon Theatre; 5. The Wooster Group; 6. The English Shakespeare Company; 7. International festivals; Conclusion; Index.

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