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By Means of Performance - Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual

£29.99

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1991 Reprint. A good copy in good condintion. Clean text, solid binding and intact spine. The cover is slightly marked.

The field of performance studies embraces performance behaviour of all kinds and in all contexts, from everyday life to high ceremony. This volume investigates a wide range of performance behaviour - dance, ritual, conflict situation, sports, storytelling and display behaviour - in a variety of circumstances and cultures. It considers such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behaviour is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships between ritual aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theatre and dance. The volume brings together essays from leading anthropologists, artists and performance theorists to provide a definitive introduction to the burgeoning field of performance studies. It will be of value to scholars, teachers and students of anthropology, theatre, folklore, semiotics and performance studies.

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Author(s):
Schechner, Richard and Appel, Willa
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521339154
Number of pages:
298
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
By Means of Performance - Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual

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1991 Reprint. A good copy in good condintion. Clean text, solid binding and intact spine. The cover is slightly marked.

The field of performance studies embraces performance behaviour of all kinds and in all contexts, from everyday life to high ceremony. This volume investigates a wide range of performance behaviour - dance, ritual, conflict situation, sports, storytelling and display behaviour - in a variety of circumstances and cultures. It considers such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behaviour is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships between ritual aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theatre and dance. The volume brings together essays from leading anthropologists, artists and performance theorists to provide a definitive introduction to the burgeoning field of performance studies. It will be of value to scholars, teachers and students of anthropology, theatre, folklore, semiotics and performance studies.

Author(s):
Schechner, Richard and Appel, Willa
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521339154
Number of pages:
298
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
By Means of Performance - Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual

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