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The Resource Between theater & anthropology, Richard Schechner ; foreword by Victor Turner

Between theater & anthropology, Richard Schechner ; foreword by Victor Turner

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Between theater & anthropology
Title
Between theater & anthropology
Statement of responsibility
Richard Schechner ; foreword by Victor Turner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For over two decades Richard Schechner has written about the theater in a manner which ignores the dreary convention of drama as literature and which instead draws attention to the physical fact of live performance. In his recent book, Between Theater and Anthropology, Schechner considers live events or aspects of live events which fall outside common Euro-American definitions of dramatic performance and theater. He broadens the idea of 'performance' to include a wide range of social, ritual, and media activities: East Indian ritual dancing, trance-inducing spiritual song, stories on the Six O'clock News, S/M parlors and sideshows, and numerous other paratheatrical events - scripted and un-scripted, ritual and aesthetic, domestic and exotic. The seven essays included in Between Theater and Anthropology do not build upon each other in a progressive fashion: instead they individually explore unorthodox performance modes proposed in the introductory chapter. This first chapter illuminates 'Points of Contact' between the studies of theater and anthropology. Theater people can help anthropologists identify what to look for in a training or performance situation; and anthropologists can help theater people see performances within the context of specific social systems
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1934-
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Schechner, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Theater
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Performing arts
  • Théâtre
  • Anthropologie
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • Arts du spectacle
  • DRAMA
  • Performing arts
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Theater
  • TEATRO (ASPECTOS ANTROPOLÓGICOS)
  • PERFORMANCE (ASPECTOS ANTROPOLÓGICOS)
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Arts du spectacle
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • Théâtre
Label
Between theater & anthropology, Richard Schechner ; foreword by Victor Turner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Points of contact between anthropological and theatrical thought -- Restoration of behavior -- Performers and spectators transported and transformed -- Ramlila of Ramnagar -- Performer training interculturally -- Playing with Genet's Balcony: looking back on a 1979/1980 production -- News, sex, and performance theory
Control code
ocm44955612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585224794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gdgs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955612
Label
Between theater & anthropology, Richard Schechner ; foreword by Victor Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Points of contact between anthropological and theatrical thought -- Restoration of behavior -- Performers and spectators transported and transformed -- Ramlila of Ramnagar -- Performer training interculturally -- Playing with Genet's Balcony: looking back on a 1979/1980 production -- News, sex, and performance theory
Control code
ocm44955612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585224794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gdgs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955612

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