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Performance Theory (Routledge Classics)

Performance Theory (Routledge Classics)
Author: Richard Schechner
ISBN 13: 9780415314558
ISBN 10: 415314550
Edition: Revised and Expanded ed.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-10-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $24.95

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.