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    DescriptionFew 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.

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    Performance Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Schechner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415314558
    ISBN 10: 0415314550

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 595
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    DC22: 792.01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER011010
    LC classification: PN2039 \.S
    Thema V1.0: ATD
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised and Expanded ed.
    Illustrations note
    60 illustrations, references, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Richard Schechner (1938-). One of contemporary theatre's most celebrated directors, he is also a world-renowned artist and scholar.
    Review quote
    'Reading Performance Theory by Richard Schechner again, three decades after its first edition, is like meeting an old friend and finding out how much of him/her has been with you all along this way.' - Augusto Boal
    Table of contents
    Author's Note; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The fan and the web; 1. Approaches; 2. Actuals; 3. Drama, script, theater, and performance; 4. From ritual to theater and back: the efficacy-entertainment braid; 5. Towards a poetics of performance; 6.Selective inattention; 7. Ethology and theater; 8. Magnitudes of performance; References; Index