Theatre as Sign System: A Semiotics of Text and Performance

Theatre as Sign System: A Semiotics of Text and Performance

by Elaine Aston, George Savona
     
 

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance.
Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed

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This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance.
Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415049320
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/05/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Pt. IText
2Dramatic Shape15
3Character34
4Dialogue51
5Stage Directions I71
Pt. IIPerformance
6Semiotics of Performance99
7Stage Directions II123
8Reading the Image141
9Text in Performance162
10Conclusion: The Way Forward?178
Further reading suggestions181
Bibliography185
Index193

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