The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography.

Author: Keir Elam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134465125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication. Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from 1930s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication. In the course of his study, he touches upon the 'logic' of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography. Much praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama remains a 'must-read' text for all those interested in the analysis of theatrical performance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Keir Elam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134954988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 950

First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Semiotics of Drama and Theatre

Semiotics of Drama and Theatre

The volume presents perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre that are new for the following reasons: 1) the contributions reflect the international cooperation in developing drama and theatre as well as its theories; 2) this ...

Author: Herta Schmid

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027279675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 548

View: 475

The volume presents perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre that are new for the following reasons: 1) the contributions reflect the international cooperation in developing drama and theatre as well as its theories; 2) this collection is the first attempt of presenting papers within the context of (Analytical) Theory of Science; 3) it is the first consistent set of papers starting from semiotics a s a meta-theory. The volume is divided into four sections: I Fundamental of Theatre Research, II Theory of Drama and Theatre, III Descriptive Theatre Research, IV Applied Theatre Research. The fifth and final section offers a selective bibliography of analytical approaches to drama and theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Semiotics of Theater

The Semiotics of Theater

Author: Germany

Publisher: Advances in Semiotics

ISBN: 0253322375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 778

She discusses the nature of the theatrical text, the transformation of the literary and dramatic text into the theatrical text, the notation of the theatrical text, and its hermeneutics. For this English translation, the original three-volume German text has been abridged by the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre as Sign System

Theatre as Sign System

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance.

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136112287

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 609

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Places of Performance

Places of Performance

Explores the cultural, social, and poltical aspects of theatrical architecture, from the threatres of ancient Greece of the present.

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480949

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 210

Explores the cultural, social, and poltical aspects of theatrical architecture, from the threatres of ancient Greece of the present.
Categories: Architecture

The Semiotics of Beckett s Theatre

The Semiotics of Beckett s Theatre

What this book will hopefully contribute to the general canon of theatrical studies is its study of the Beckettian dramatic text not as a model of the absurd tradition, but rather as a cultural product whose writer's thinking can scarcely ...

Author: Khaled Besbes

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

View: 283

Semiotics is an interdisciplinary field of research and Beckett s theatre is one which engages a large spectrum of subjects and concerns that touch upon multiple aspects of human experience. The Beckettian dramatic text, as shall be demonstrated in this book, is a fertile ground for a semiotic investigation that is orchestrated by the profound insights of C. S. Peirce. As it applies semiotics to Beckett s theatre, this book seeks to preserve, communicate and throw into relief those universal values in the playwright s works which remain unchallenged despite every change and every revolution in human societies. What this book will hopefully contribute to the general canon of theatrical studies is its study of the Beckettian dramatic text not as a model of the absurd tradition, but rather as a cultural product whose writer's thinking can scarcely be dissociated from the cultural environment within which it took shape, and whose deciphering requires the use of cultural codes and sub-codes which will undergo detailed examination in the course of analysis, a study that we may so generically call a cultural semiotic study of Beckett.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Semiotics of the Dramatic Text

A Semiotics of the Dramatic Text

Melrose's book argues that theatre practice continues to make use of both a complex web of spontaneous semiologies (Bourdieu), and the arts de faire (or arts of making do) outlined by Michel de Certeau.

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349231164

Category:

Page: 338

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The Semiotics of Performance

The Semiotics of Performance

"The book... succeeds at refining elements in the problem that semiotics and theater represent to and for one another.

Author: Marco De Marinis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112710

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 280

View: 589

"The book... succeeds at refining elements in the problem that semiotics and theater represent to and for one another." -- Choice "The Semiotics of Performance surprisingly retains its revelatory freshness, and actually opens up areas of reseach that could very well supply new incentives for further probing into what semiotics can offer to the study of theatre." -- Theatre Survey
Categories: Literary Criticism & Collections

The Semiotic Stage

The Semiotic Stage

"The Semiotic Stage" provides the first comprehensive summary of the writings that founded contemporary theater semiotics.

Author: Michael L. Quinn

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015027480261

Category: Drama

Page: 166

View: 467

"The Semiotic Stage" provides the first comprehensive summary of the writings that founded contemporary theater semiotics. The Prague School theater writings are placed in their theoretical context, and integrated in relation to major artistic areas like acting, design and dramatic writing. The influence of the Prague School and its relation to the current state of theater study are also thoroughly discussed.
Categories: Drama

Theatre Semiotics

Theatre Semiotics

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038654369

Category: Theater

Page: 125

View: 357

Categories: Theater

Englisches Theater der Gegenwart

Englisches Theater der Gegenwart

Goorney , Howard , The Theatre Workshop Story , London : Methuen 1981 Hay ,
Malcolm , “ The Black Co - operative " , Drama 3 , 1983 , S . 11 - 12 Hayman ,
Ronald , The Set - Up : An Anatomy of the English Theatre Today , London ...

Author: Klaus Peter Müller

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823340301

Category: English drama

Page: 544

View: 418

Categories: English drama

Crossing Borders Dissolving Boundaries

Crossing Borders  Dissolving Boundaries

Hein Viljoen. claims — that dramatic language is too 'thin' to be dialogic21 and
that drama needs a 'monolithic unity' which does not allow a dialogic situation22
— have been contested by these scholars on the basis of theatre semiotics.

Author: Hein Viljoen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 516

Borders separate but also connect self and other, and literary texts not only enact these bordering processes, but form part of such processes. This book gestures towards a borderless world, stepping, as it were, with thousand-mile boots from south to north (even across the Atlantic), from South Africa to Scandinavia. It also shows how literary texts model and remodel borders and bordering processes in rich and meaningful local contexts. The essays assembled here analyse the crossing and negotiation of borders and boundaries in works by Nadine Gordimer, Ingrid Winterbach, Deneys Reitz, Janet Suzman, Marlene van Niekerk, A.S. Byatt, Thomas Harris, Frank A. Jenssen, Eben Venter, Antjie Krog, and others under different signs or conceptual points of attraction. These signs include a spiritual turn, eventfulness, self-understanding, ethnic and linguistic mobilization, performative chronotopes, the grotesque, the carceral, the rhetorical, and the interstitial. Contributors: Ileana Dimitriu, Heilna du Plooy, John Gouws, Anne Heith, Lida Krüger, Susan Meyer, Adéle Nel, Ellen Rees, Johan Schimanski, Tony Ullyatt, Phil van Schalkwyk, Hein Viljoen.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Languages of the Stage

Languages of the Stage

"This volume should be read by those interested in both theatre and interpretive strategies, semiological and otherwise.

Author: Patrice Pavis

Publisher: Paj Publication

ISBN: UOM:39015001158206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 922

"This volume should be read by those interested in both theatre and interpretive strategies, semiological and otherwise." -- "Modern Language Notes"In "Languages of the Stage," Patrice Pavis explores the questions of semiology in both classical and contemporary drama, ranging widely over the works of the ancient Greeks, Marivaux, Artaud, Brecht, Brook, Handke, and Wilson.
Categories: Performing Arts

No Man s Stage

No Man s Stage

Author: Una Chaudhuri

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011227884

Category: Semiotics and literature

Page: 152

View: 341

Categories: Semiotics and literature

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Performing Conventions : a Study in the Relationship between Stage and
Audience . " In : Das Theater und sein Publikum . Wien : Österreichische
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ISBN: UOM:39015033523021

Category: Semiotics

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Categories: Semiotics

Shakespeare s Stagecraft

Shakespeare s Stagecraft

Introduction to the study of Shakespeare's dramatic craftsmanship.

Author: John L. Styan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521094356

Category: Drama

Page: 244

View: 468

Introduction to the study of Shakespeare's dramatic craftsmanship.
Categories: Drama

Reading Theatre

Reading Theatre

Ubersfeld show how formal analysis can enrich the work of theatre practioners and offers a reading of the symbolic structures of stage space and time as well as opening up mulitple possibilities for interpreting a play's line of action.

Author: Anne Ubersfeld

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802082408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 992

Ubersfeld show how formal analysis can enrich the work of theatre practioners and offers a reading of the symbolic structures of stage space and time as well as opening up mulitple possibilities for interpreting a play's line of action.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre Semiotics

Theatre Semiotics

Theatre Semiotics provides a thorough argument for the place and the necessity of semiotics within the interpretive process of theatre.

Author: Fernando de Toro

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802075894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 467

Theatre Semiotics provides a thorough argument for the place and the necessity of semiotics within the interpretive process of theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts