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 Performance

The Semiotics of Performance

Author: Marco De Marinis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112710

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 290

View: 842

"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

The Semiotics of Theater

The Semiotics of Theater

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253322375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 169

"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: 9781134465118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 573

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.

An Approach to the Semiotics of Theatre

An Approach to the Semiotics of Theatre

Author: Jiří Veltřuský

Publisher: Masarykova univerzita

ISBN: 9788021076426

Category: Drama

Page: 233

View: 990

Jiří Veltruský (1919–1994) publikoval mnoho dílčích článků o sémiotice divadla, ale až na sklonku života se pokusil své poznatky, vycházející z pojetí Pražského lingvistického kroužku, shrnout do komplexní teorie. Ačkoliv dílo nebylo dokončeno, jeho rozsah umožnil posmrtně je rekonstruovat a v anglické verzi předložit odborné veřejnosti.

Handbook of Semiotics

Handbook of Semiotics

Author: Winfried Noth

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253209595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

View: 251

History and Classics of Modern Semiotics -- Sign and Meaning -- Semiotics, Code, and the Semiotic Field -- Language and Language-Based Codes -- From Structuralism to Text Semiotics: Schools and Major Figures -- Text Semiotics: The Field -- Nonverbal Communication -- Aesthetics and Visual Communication.

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

View: 795

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.

Places of Performance

Places of Performance

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480949

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

View: 147

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

The Function of Song in Contemporary British Drama

The Function of Song in Contemporary British Drama

Author: Elizabeth Hale Winkler

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133580

Category: Music

Page: 382

View: 259

This comprehensive study formulates an original theory that dramatic song must be perceived as a separate genre situated between poetry, music, and theater. It focuses on John Arden, Margaretta D'Arcy, Edward Bond, Peter Barnes, John Osborne, Peter Nichols, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, and John McGrath.

Theatre as Sign System

Theatre as Sign System

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415049326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 950

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.