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Directing Postmodern Theater: Shaping Signification in Performance

Whitmore, Jon

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ISBN 10: 0472065572 / ISBN 13: 9780472065578
Published by Rhe University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1994
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pp 242 include index. Rub to top corner of front panel of cover, prev. owner's name (small, neat) on top pretitle page, tiny, sparse sprinkle of fox to foredge. Otherwise very clean, tight, near new. '.brings together critical theory and contemporary theater practice to provide valuable tools for directing in today's expansive performance world. Postmodern theater places new and noveldemands on stage directors. It is more experimental, and the boundaries of what constitutes a performance have shifted. Dialogue is no longer always the primary mode of communication, and music. sound, movement, and other visual elements are being explored as ways to make meaning on stage.identifies the key communications systems at work in the theater, linguistic, visual, aural, olfacatoral, and physical. Firther, it pinpoints and examines twenty semiotic ssign-systems that can be manipulated by directors to bring about meaningful communication. It is also the first book to bridge the gap between theatrical discussions of semiotics and the actual process of producing theater. For these theories to have an impact, argues Whitmore, they must be linked to the process of transformimg a playscript or concept into a living performance. This book fills the gap in practical yet provocative ways, grounding theoretical discussions in example from specific postmodern performance.' 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1009151

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Title: Directing Postmodern Theater: Shaping ...

Publisher: Rhe University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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An introduction to theatrical directing using the concepts and terminology of semiotic theory

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