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Signs of Performance

Introduction to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Signs of Performance by Colin Counsell
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Signs of Performance provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between: * Key practitioners' ideas about performance * The theatrical practices prompted by those ideas * The resulting signs which emerge in performance * The meanings and political consequences of those signs It provides an understandable theoretical framework for the study of theatre as a an signifying practice, and offers vivid explanations in clear, direct language. It opens up this fascinating field to a broad audience.

Author Biography

Colin Counsell is a lecturer in English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of North London. He has worked in the theatre both as a performer and as a director.
Release date NZ
April 11th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
252
Dimensions
140x216x14
ISBN-13
9780415106436
Product ID
1678558

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