'In performances by Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated (but perhaps terrified) by the multichannel realities of the postmodern world.

Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual. The way performances are created—in training, workshops, and rehearsals—is the key paradigm for social process.' - from publisher's website
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Foreword - Victor TURNER
Points of Contact between Anthropological and Theatrical Thought
Restoration of Behavior
Performers and Spectators Transported and Transformed
Ramilila of Ramnagar
Performer Training Interculturally
Playing with Genet's Balcony: Looking back on a 1979/1980 Production
News, Sex, and Performance Theory
Between Theater and Anthropology
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Between Theater and Anthropology

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