Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Theatre / Edition 1

Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Theatre / Edition 1

by Colin Counsell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415106435

ISBN-13: 9780415106436

Pub. Date: 05/09/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Signs of Performance provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between:

• Key

Overview

Signs of Performance provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between:

• Key practitioners' ideas about performance

• The theatrical practices prompted by those ideas

• The resulting signs which emerge in performance

• The meanings and political consequences of those signs
It provides an understandable theoretical framework for the study of theatre as a an signifying practice, and offers vivid explanations in clear, direct language. It opens up this fascinating field to a broad audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415106436
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/09/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,339,518
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

1. Stanislavski's `System'; 2. Strasberg's `Method'; 3. Brecht and Epic Theatre; 4. Beckett and the Avant-Garde; 5. Peter Brook and the Rival Theatre; 6. Robert Wilson and the Theatre of Visions; 7. Postmodernism and Performance Art

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