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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

How Theatre Means

ISBN 9780230232358
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This wide-ranging study demonstrates how meaning is produced in the process of creating, viewing and analysing theatre. Moving from the history and theory of drama and theatre semiotics to the practical application of an expanded semiotic approach, this accessible book includes contemporary case studies and cross-cultural analysis.

Ric Knowles is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada, and Editor of Theatre Journal. He is the award-winning author and editor of numerous books, including Theatre & Interculturalism and Reading the Material Theatre.

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction: How Theatre Means
PART I: THEORY

From Practice to Theory

1. Meaning

2. Theatre

3. Disseminations

PART II: PRACTICE

From Theory to Practice

4. Script Analysis and Devising

5. Performance Analysis

Works Cited

Index

Reviews

An excellent volume. Lucid, clear and accessible, it makes semiotic theory relevant to a new audience.' – Patricia Ybarra, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University, USA
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