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The Semiotics of Performance : Advances in Semiotics - Marco de Marinis

The Semiotics of Performance

Advances in Semiotics

Hardcover Published: 22nd March 1993
ISBN: 9780253316868
Number Of Pages: 280

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"The book... succeeds at refining elements in the problem that semiotics and theater represent to and for one another." -- Choice

"The Semiotics of Performance surprisingly retains its revelatory freshness, and actually opens up areas of reseach that could very well supply new incentives for further probing into what semiotics can offer to the study of theatre." -- Theatre Survey

Introduction: Theater Or Semioticsp. 1
The Textual Analysis of Performancep. 2
From Structuralism to the Pragmatics of the Textp. 3
Enunciation, Intertextuality, and Receptionp. 4
Textual Analysis as a Multidisciplinary Approachp. 6
Epistemological Limitsp. 9
Semiotics and Theaterp. 10
Dramatic Text and Mise-En-Scenep. 15
Reasons for a Misunderstandingp. 15
A Critique of the Conception of the Dramatic Text as a "Constant" or "Deep Structure" of Performancep. 17
Language and Metalanguage, Text and Metatextp. 20
Virtual Mise-en-Scene and Real Mise-en-Scenep. 21
The Irreversibility of Theatrical Transcodingp. 26
Toward a Definition of the Dramatic Genrep. 30
Dramatic Discoursep. 34
The Dramatic Text as "Instructions for Use"p. 37
The Performance Textp. 47
Performance as Textp. 47
Theatrical Performance: A Definitionp. 48
Completeness and Coherence of the Performance Textp. 56
The Performance Text: Between Presence and Absencep. 62
The Double Heterogeneity of the Performance Textp. 77
Performance Texts Shorter or Longer than One Performancep. 78
Co-textual and Contextual Aspectsp. 80
The Textual Structure of Performancep. 83
Multiple Systems and Single Systemsp. 83
Degrees of Dynamism in the Textual Structure of Performancep. 85
Partial Structures and Macrostructuresp. 88
Multiple Interpretations, Multiple Structuresp. 90
Analysis/Reading/Criticismp. 93
Performance Codes and Theatrical Conventionsp. 97
The Concept of "Code" in Relation to Theatrical Performancep. 97
Decoding, Comprehension, Interpretationp. 98
Classification according to Codes and Classification according to Expressive Materialp. 100
Theatrical and Nontheatrical Meaningsp. 103
Performance Codes (in the Strict Sense)p. 104
Theatrical Conventionsp. 106
The Performance Text as an Example of Inventionp. 116
Performance Text, Cultural Context, and Inter Textual Practicesp. 121
The Performance Text in the General Text: The Cultural Roots of Codes and Conventionsp. 121
Aesthetic and Nonaesthetic Codes: From Culture to Art and Backp. 124
Francastel: The Aesthetic Text as Montage of Cultural Objectsp. 126
Types of Theatrical Intertextualityp. 131
Toward a Pragmatics of Theatrical Communicationp. 137
The Performance Contextp. 137
Communication in the Theaterp. 139
The Kind and Degree of Communication in Performancep. 142
Theatrical Manipulationp. 144
Action/Fiction: The Performance Text as a Macro-Speech Actp. 150
Theater beyond Simulation and Negationp. 154
The Spectator's Taskp. 158
The Current State of Research on Theatrical Receptionp. 158
Research on Reception outside of Theaterp. 161
The Model Spectator: "Closed" Spectators and "Open" Spectatorsp. 165
Theatrical Competencep. 171
Theatrical Genre as a Textual Typep. 171
Pragmatic Aspects of Theatrical Genresp. 180
Avant-Garde Theater as Metalinguistic Manipulation of the Performance Contextp. 182
Grammaticality, Acceptability, and Appropriateness of the Performance Textp. 184
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 237
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ISBN: 9780253316868
ISBN-10: 0253316863
Series: Advances in Semiotics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 22nd March 1993
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57

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