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The second edition of an important introductory textbook by a prime mover in the field of Performance Studies, which was a defining moment for the discipline. It provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. It includes discussion of the performing arts and popular entertainment, rituals, play and games as well as the performances of every day life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the performing arts, anthropology, post-structuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy and aesthetics. The text has been fully revised and updated, developed with input from leading teachers and trilled with students.<BR>User-friendly, with a special text design, it also includes the following features: <BR>- Extracts from primary sources giving alternative voices and viewpoints<BR>- Biographies of key thinkers<BR>- "Things to think about" and "things to do" to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion<BR>- Key reading lists for each chapter<BR>- 20 line drawings and 173 b/w photographs drawn from private and public collections around the world.

Synopsis:

In this second edition, the author opens with a discussion of important developments in the discipline. His closing chapter, 'Global and Intercultural Performance', is completely rewritten in light of the post-9/11 world. Fully revised chapters with new examples, biographies and source material provide a lively, easily accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games as well as the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, post-structuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy and aesthetics.

User-friendly, with a special text design, Performance Studies: An Introduction also includes the following features:

  • numerous extracts from primary sources giving alternative voices and viewpoints
  • biographies of key thinkers
  • student activities to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion
  • key reading lists for each chapter
  • twenty line drawings and 202 photographs drawn from private and public collections around the world.

Synopsis:

Features chapters with examples and biographies that provide an overview of the range of performance for undergraduates at all levels in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. This book includes: student activities to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion; and, line drawings and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415372466
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Theater
Author:
Schechner, R.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Schechner, Richard
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
351
Dimensions:
10.82x8.64x.81 in. 2.87 lbs.

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Product details 351 pages Routledge - English 9780415372466 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this second edition, the author opens with a discussion of important developments in the discipline. His closing chapter, 'Global and Intercultural Performance', is completely rewritten in light of the post-9/11 world. Fully revised chapters with new examples, biographies and source material provide a lively, easily accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games as well as the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, post-structuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy and aesthetics.

User-friendly, with a special text design, Performance Studies: An Introduction also includes the following features:

  • numerous extracts from primary sources giving alternative voices and viewpoints
  • biographies of key thinkers
  • student activities to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion
  • key reading lists for each chapter
  • twenty line drawings and 202 photographs drawn from private and public collections around the world.

"Synopsis" by , Features chapters with examples and biographies that provide an overview of the range of performance for undergraduates at all levels in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. This book includes: student activities to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion; and, line drawings and photographs.
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