'Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just something that occurs on stage, but something that happens in everyday life, full of meaning, and on many different levels. Within these pages he examines the connections between Western and non-Western cultures, theatre and dance, anthropology, ritual, performance in everyday life, rites of passage, play, psychotherapy and shamanism.' - from back cover
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Onsite

Location code REF.SCR3
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2003

Edition

Revised Edition

No of pages

407

ISBN / ISSN

9780415314558

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction: The Fan and the Web
Approaches
Actuals
Drama, Script, Theater, and Performance
From Ritual to Theater and Back: The Efficacy-Entertainment Braid
Toward a Poetics of Performance
Selective Inattention
Ethology and Theater
Magnitudes of Performance
Rasaesthetics
Performance Theory
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