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By Means of Performance

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by Richard Schechner
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By Means of Performance by Richard Schechner

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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Ebook Details
Pages: 313
Size: 49.1 MB
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date published:   1990
ISBN: 9781316041093 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology > Cultural

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Nonfiction > Performing Arts
Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Theater
Nonfiction > Drama
Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Theater > History & Criticism
Nonfiction > Art
Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Theater > Stagecraft
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