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Theory/Theatre

An Introduction

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Theory/Theatre: An Introduction by Mark Fortier
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This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: 1. Semiotics 2. Phenomenology 3. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction Chapter Two: 1. Psychoanalytic Theory 2. Feminist and Gender Theory 3. Reader-Response and Reception Theory Chapter Three: 1. Materialist Theory 2. Postmodern Theory 3. Post-Colonial Theory Conclusion Further Reading Works Cited Glossary

Author Biography

Mark Fortier is Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg. He has published on Shakespeare, contemporary theatre, cultural studies and theory.
Release date NZ
May 9th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
glossary, further reading
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
272
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9780415254373
Product ID
1681782

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