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By Means of Performance
By Richard Schechner

By Means of Performance

Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual

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By Means of Performance by Richard Schechner

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521339155
ISBN-10: 0521339154
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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