The Semiotics of Performance

The Semiotics of Performance

Author: Marco De Marinis

Publisher: Studies in Phenomenology and E

ISBN: UOM:39015029461509

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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"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

Theatre as Sign System

Theatre as Sign System

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415049326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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An invaluable handbook explaining the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. It also explains the meanings and methods of semiotics and addresses key texts from Sophocles to Caryl Churchill.

Jean Genet and the Semiotics of Performance

Jean Genet and the Semiotics of Performance

Author: Laura Oswald

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014436185

Category: Semiotics and literature

Page: 169

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When Jean Genet, the enfant terrible of the French theater, died on April 15, 1986, he left a rich and controversial literary legacy. Genet, a homosexual and ex-convict, wrote about events and in a language that could ruffle the complacency of the most sophisticated reader. His work can be seen as a struggle of the social outcast to be heard from beyond the borders of the dominant, heterosexual culture. This challenging book tracks the effects of this struggle in Genet's novels, plays, film, and political essays by means of a general semiotics of performance. By staging a dialogue between Genet and writers such as Derrida, Bakhtin, Metz, Ricoeur, and Benveniste, Laura Oswald pursues the question of performance in the form of a debate rather than that of a closed theoretical system. Her approach puts into play relations between semiotics and philosophy and provides a means of understanding the relationship between Genet's poetics and his radical politics. By focusing on the role of the double in Genet's literary imagination and by reading Genet with his "others" in the realm of theory, Oswald comes to grips with the overriding concerns of a man whose life in literature was never very far from his life as prisoner, as outcast, as self-proclaimed exile

Places of Performance

Places of Performance

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480949

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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

The Semiotics of Theater

The Semiotics of Theater

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253322375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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"The most thorough, systematic and convincing semiotics of the theater we have. . . . [L]ike those of Eco, it is an important conceptual synthesis, and a bibliographical gold mine." —Modern Language Notes" . . . impresses with its thoroughness and the informed perspective of its author . . . " —Theatre Survey" . . . a classic text . . . " —Theatre Research International"Immediately accessible to readers with some knowledge of theater but not much of semiotics. . . . For anyone with an interest in theater production and performance, or indeed theater history." —Marvin Carlson

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

Author: Keir Elam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134465125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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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.

The Semiotics of Beckett's Theatre

The Semiotics of Beckett's Theatre

Author: Khaled Besbes

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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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.

Creating Value

Creating Value

Author: Laura R. Oswald

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199657278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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To leverage the power of brand meaning or semiotics, management needs a research approach that taps into consumers' experiences, cultural perspectives, and emotional intelligence. This book presents such an approach by decoding the cultural myths, social networks and deep experiences consumers associate with marketing signs, spaces and rituals.

Understanding Theatre

Understanding Theatre

Author: Marco De Marinis

Publisher: Enactments

ISBN: 0857426133

Category: Drama

Page: 440

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Over the past three decades, theater studies has undergone a radical worldwide development and renewal. This happened through two different yet complementary paths: the first (North American in origin) led to the birth of the discipline of performance studies; the second (European continental) is what Marco de Marinis calls "new theatrology." New theatrology arises from the dialogue between theatre history and the humanities and social sciences, yet de Marinis also characterizes it by a strong experimental imprint resulting from a close and participatory relationship with theatrical practice and its players. The first part of Understanding Theatre retraces the main steps that brought theater studies to make the transition from performance to the audience to their receptive act, giving proper attention to the documentary element. In the second part, de Marinis tests the new perspective of investigation on some fundamental innovative theatrical experiences of the twentieth century. In this way, the volume collects de Marinis's essays--written for magazines, conference programs, and edited collections--from a span of almost thirty years and documents key post-semiological developments in how we understand theater today.