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The Resource What is the theatre?, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau ; translation Jason Allen-Paisant ; with the collaboration of Joanne Brueton

What is the theatre?, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau ; translation Jason Allen-Paisant ; with the collaboration of Joanne Brueton

Label
What is the theatre?
Title
What is the theatre?
Statement of responsibility
Christian Biet and Christophe Triau ; translation Jason Allen-Paisant ; with the collaboration of Joanne Brueton
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered by actors and intended for spectators. It is a work of the body, an exercise of voice and gesture addressed to an audience, most often in a specific location and with a unique setting. This entertainment event rests on the delivery of a thing promised and expected - a particular and unique performance witnessed by spectators who have come to the site of the performance for this very reason. To witness theatre is to take into account the performance, but it is also to take into account the printed text as readable object and a written proposition. In this book, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau focus on the practical, theoretical and historical positions that the spectator and the reader have had in relation to the locations that they frequent and the texts that they handle. They adopt two approaches: analysing the spectacle in its theatrical and historical context in an attempt to seek out the principles and paradigms of approaching the theatre experience on one hand, and analysing the dramaturgy of a production in order to establish lines of interpretation and how to read, represent and stage a text, on the other. This approach allows us to better understand the ties that link those who participate in the theatre to the practitioners who create theatrical entertainment. " -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biet, Christian,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2037
LC item number
.B5313 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Triau, Christophe,
  • Allen-Paisant, Jason,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
What is the theatre?, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau ; translation Jason Allen-Paisant ; with the collaboration of Joanne Brueton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Points of view -- Part I. What does it mean to go to the theatre?. Sites and spaces : definitions -- The theatrical space : a concrete space -- Architecture -- Part II. The evolution of material and representational spaces. Some theatrical sites and spaces -- The art of perspective and the social space -- Stage as place and stage as space -- Part III. How to act at the theatre? How the theatrical space functions. Description and vocabulary of the traditional theatre site -- Other stages, other apparatuses -- The coordinates of the stage -- The technical and material elements of the staging space -- On the danger of interpreting everything -- Part IV. Time, rhythm, tempo -- Part V. The body, the actor's play and illusion -- Part VI. The reader of theatre texts -- Part VII. Staging : traditions, concerns. The age of all powers -- The experience of relativity -- Theatricality questioned : a theatre without illusion? -- Conclusion
Control code
1055567706
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 615 pages
Isbn
9781138701649
Lccn
2018039380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028990057
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1055567706
Label
What is the theatre?, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau ; translation Jason Allen-Paisant ; with the collaboration of Joanne Brueton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Points of view -- Part I. What does it mean to go to the theatre?. Sites and spaces : definitions -- The theatrical space : a concrete space -- Architecture -- Part II. The evolution of material and representational spaces. Some theatrical sites and spaces -- The art of perspective and the social space -- Stage as place and stage as space -- Part III. How to act at the theatre? How the theatrical space functions. Description and vocabulary of the traditional theatre site -- Other stages, other apparatuses -- The coordinates of the stage -- The technical and material elements of the staging space -- On the danger of interpreting everything -- Part IV. Time, rhythm, tempo -- Part V. The body, the actor's play and illusion -- Part VI. The reader of theatre texts -- Part VII. Staging : traditions, concerns. The age of all powers -- The experience of relativity -- Theatricality questioned : a theatre without illusion? -- Conclusion
Control code
1055567706
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 615 pages
Isbn
9781138701649
Lccn
2018039380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028990057
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1055567706

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