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The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies
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  • 10 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • Page extent: 248 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
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The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies
Cambridge University Press
9780521856225 - The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies - By Christopher B. Balme
Table of Contents

Contents

List of plates
viii
List of figures
ix
List of tables
x
Preface
xi
Introduction: theatre and theatre studies
1
Integrated theatre studies
3
From theatre studies to performance studies
11
Outline
12
Part I        Elements of theatre
15
Chapter 1     Performers and actors
17
Theory and analysis
18
Pedagogy of acting
22
Cross-cultural perspectives
28
Chapter 2     Spectators and audiences
34
Spectator response
36
Reception and response
38
Audiences
42
Chapter 3     Spaces and places
47
Theatrical space
49
Stage space
54
The place of theatre
58
Part II       Subjects and methods
63
Chapter 4     Theories of theatre 1: historical paradigms
65
Mimesis
67
Poiesis
69
Catharsis
72
Chapter 5     Theories of theatre 2: systematic and critical approaches
78
Semiotics
78
Poststructuralism and psychoanalysis
83
Phenomenology
85
Cultural materialism
87
Theatricality and performance theory
89
Chapter 6     Theatre historiography
96
Sources and reconstruction
97
Theatre iconography
102
Periodization
106
Contemporary approaches
111
Summary and outlook
116
Chapter 7     Text and performance
118
Status of the text
119
From drama to theatrical text
125
Play, production, performance
127
Chapter 8     Performance analysis
132
Notation and documentation
134
Tools of analysis
136
Goal of analysis
142
Methods and models
143
Chapter 9     Music theatre
147
Elements
147
Music dramaturgy
149
Text and staging
152
Analysis: La Bohème and Ariodante
152
Chapter 10    Dance theatre
161
Elements
161
Movement analysis: notation, semiotics and ideology
163
Analysis: Petrushka and Enter Achilles
166
Part III      Theatre studies between disciplines
177
Chapter 11    Applied theatre
179
Examples of applied theatre
179
Historical trajectories
183
Theoretical paradigms
188
Research methods
191
Outlook
193
Chapter 12    Theatre and media
195
Theatre as a medium
196
Theatre and other media
201
Intermediality
205
Notes
209
Bibliography and other resources
212
Index
226



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