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A Formalist Theatre - Michael Kirby

A Formalist Theatre

Paperback Published: 1st June 1990
ISBN: 9780812213348
Number Of Pages: 180

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Michael Kirby presents a penetrating look a theater theory and analysis. His approach is analytically comprehensive and flexible, and nonevaluative. Case studies demonstrate this unique approach and record performances that otherwise would be lost.

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"This book is theoretical, analytical, argumentative, cagey, forthcoming, opinionated, aggravating, stimulating, and provocative. . . . . Should be read by critics of every persuasion and by teachers and artists in all the performing arts."--Choice

PART ONE: FORMALIST ANALYSIS Chapter one. Acting and Not-acting Chapter two. The Structure of Performance Chapter three. Referential and Nonreferential Theatre Chapter four. Style as Perceptual State PART TWO: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT Chapter five. The Critical Screen Chapter six. The Question of Efficacy Chapter seven. Avant-garde Theatre PART THREE: STRUCTURALIST THEATRE Chapter eight. The Structuralist Workshop Chapter nine. Three Structuralist Performances Chapter ten. Structuralist Film Index

ISBN: 9780812213348
ISBN-10: 0812213343
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st June 1990
Publisher: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.75  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.27

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