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Between Theater & Anthropology

Schechner, Richard; Foreword by Victor Turner

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ISBN 10: 0812279298 / ISBN 13: 9780812279290
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1985
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Title: Between Theater & Anthropology

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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In performances by Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated (but perhaps terrified) by the multichannel realities of the postmodern world.

Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual. The way performances are created—in training, workshops, and rehearsals—is the key paradigm for social process.

About the Author:

Richard Schechner is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is the founding director of The Performance Group and founding artistic director of East Coast Artists. He is also the author of The End of Humanism, Performance Theory, and The Future of Ritual.

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