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Patrice Pavis is one of France's most brilliant academics and a leading expert internationally in the theory of theatre. Dictionary of the Theatre is an English translation of Pavis's acclaimed Dictionnaire du thé?tre, now in its second printing in France.
This encyclopedic dictionary includes theoretical, technical, and semiotic terms and concepts. Alphabetical entries range from 'absurd' to 'word scenery' and treat the reader to a vast panoply of theatre and theory. The extended discussions are supported by useful examples drawn from the international repertoire of plays and playwrights, both classic and contemporary. The Foreword is by Marvin Carlson.
This dictionary is remarkably well integrated, partly because of its excellent system of cross-referencing, but also because it represents the vision and scholarship of a single, recognized authority. There is no other source like it available and it will be warmly welcomed by the English-language theatre world.
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Patrice Pavis is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Paris VIII.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Book Description University of Toronto, Toronto, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Red boards, gilt lettering on spine/fr. cover, little wear of any kind, library stamps fep/leading page edges, block square, corners sharp, binding tight, contents clean. xvii + 469 pp. (Heavy). VG. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 005417