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Schechner, Richard 1934-

Works: 259 works in 781 publications in 9 languages and 14,655 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Producer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Interviewee, Speaker, Commentator, Performer, wpr, Collector
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The future of ritual : writings on culture and performance by Richard Schechner( )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : Jayaganesh and the avant-garde -- Playing -- The street is the stage -- Waehma : space, time, identity, and theater at New Pascua, Arizona -- Striding through the cosmos : movement, belief, politics, and place in the Ramlila of Ramnagar -- Wayang kulit in the colonial margin -- The future of ritual
Performance theory by Richard Schechner( Book )

93 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual, and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just something that occurs on stage, but something full of meaning operating on many levels in everyday life, in both secular and sacred rituals, play, sports, legal processes, and popular entertainments. Within these pages he examines the connections between Western and non-Western cultures, the performing arts, anthropology, rituals, performance in everyday life, playing, psychotherapy, and shamanism. For this "Routledge Classics" edition, Schechner has written a new preface, revised and updated Chapter One and added a final chapter. Unparalleled within his field, Schechner redefined what performance means, and in doing so, has contested the boundaries that separated audience and actor ever since."--Back cover
Between theater & anthropology by Richard Schechner( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over two decades Richard Schechner has written about the theater in a manner which ignores the dreary convention of drama as literature and which instead draws attention to the physical fact of live performance. In his recent book, Between Theater and Anthropology, Schechner considers live events or aspects of live events which fall outside common Euro-American definitions of dramatic performance and theater. He broadens the idea of 'performance' to include a wide range of social, ritual, and media activities: East Indian ritual dancing, trance-inducing spiritual song, stories on the Six O'clock News, S/M parlors and sideshows, and numerous other paratheatrical events - scripted and un-scripted, ritual and aesthetic, domestic and exotic. The seven essays included in Between Theater and Anthropology do not build upon each other in a progressive fashion: instead they individually explore unorthodox performance modes proposed in the introductory chapter. This first chapter illuminates 'Points of Contact' between the studies of theater and anthropology. Theater people can help anthropologists identify what to look for in a training or performance situation; and anthropologists can help theater people see performances within the context of specific social systems
Performance studies : an introduction by Richard Schechner( Book )

74 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is performance studies? - Performance - Ritual - Play - Performativity - Performing - Performance processes - Global and intercultural performance
Environmental theater by Richard Schechner( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is an actual, living relationship between the spaces of the body and the spaces the body moves through; human living tissue does not abruptly stop at the skin, exercises with space are built on the assumption that human beings and space are both alive." Here are the exercises which began as radical departures from standard actor training etiquette and which stand now as classic means through which the performer discovers his or her true power of transformation. Available for the first time in fifteen years, the new expanded edition of Environmental Theater offers a new generation of theater artists the gospel according to Richard Schechner, the guru whose principles and influence have survived a quarter-century of reaction and debate
By means of performance : intercultural studies of theatre and ritual by Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of performance studies embraces performance behavior of all kinds and in all contexts, from everyday life to high ceremony. This volume investigates a wide range of performance behavior -- dance, ritual, conflict solution, sports, story-telling and display behavior -- in a variety of circumstances and cultures. It considers such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behavior is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships between ritual and aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theatre and dance." "The volume brings together essays from leading anthropologists, artists, and performance theorists to provide a definitive introduction to the burgeoning field of performance studies. It will be of value for scholars, teachers, and students of anthropology, theatre, folklore, semiotics, and performance studies."--Half-title page
Public domain; essays on the theater by Richard Schechner( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and French and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper also available in Royal Institution of Naval Architects Transactions, vol. 118, 1976
Theatres, spaces, environments : eighteen projects by Brooks McNamara( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual, play, and performance : readings in the social sciences/theatre( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Free Southern Theater, by the Free Southern Theater : a documentary of the South's radical Black theater, with journals, letters, poetry, essays, and a play written by those who built it by Thomas C Dent( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brochure with photographic illustrations
Essays on performance theory, 1970-1976 by Richard Schechner( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grotowski sourcebook by Richard Schechner( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of Jerzy Grotowski's work on twentieth century theatre is undeniable. A key player in making his work known was The Drama Review, and now, for the first time, 30 years' worth of articles by and about Grotowski are gathered together to shed light on the work of this enigmatic, influential director. Separate introductions by Richard Schechner and Lisa Wolford provide the framework and place Grotowski and the wide range of writings about him into context. The Grotowski Sourcebook includes seminal articles by key practitioners and theorists, six pieces by Grotowski himself and previously unpublished interviews. With its coverage of each phase of Grotowski's long and varied career, and the inclusion of photographs documenting Grotowski and his followers in action, The Sourcebook offers the most comprehensive look at the man to date. Contributors include Eugenio Barba, Peter Brooks, Jan Kott, Eric Bentley, and Jennifer Kumiega
The end of humanism : writings on performance by Richard Schechner( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- The decline and fall of the (American) Avant-Garde.- The natural/artifical controversy renewed.- The end of humanism.- The crash of performative circumstances, a modernist discourse on postmodernism
Actor training by Institute for Research in Acting( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dionysus in 69 by Performance Group( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month in the country : a comedy in five acts by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the crosscurrents in a rich landowner's family in Russia of the 1840s as the lady of the house and her 17-year-old ward both fall in love with the son's new tutor
Performed imaginaries by Richard Schechner( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, performance studies scholar and artist Richard Schechner brings his unique perspective to bear upon some of the key themes of society in the 21st century. Schechner connects the avantgarde and terror, the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s/70s and the Occupy movement; self-wounding art, popular culture, and ritual; the Ramlila cycle play of India and the way imagination structures reality; the corporate world and conservative artists. Schechner asks artists to redeploy Nehru's Third World as a movement not of nations but of like-minded culture workers who must propose counter-performances to war, violence, and the globalized corporate empire. With characteristic brio, Schechner urges us to play for keeps. "Playing deeply is a way of finding and embodying new knowledge", he writes. Performed Imaginaries ranges through some of the key moves within Schechner's oeuvre, and challenges today's experimental artists, activists, and scholars to generate a new, third world of performance
Performative circumstances, from the avant garde to Ramlila by Richard Schechner( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Indian theatrical forms and performance theory and workers
Beijing Xingwei : contemporary Chinese time-based art by Meiling Cheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cannibalism to light calligraphy, from self-harming to animal sacrifice, from meat entwined with sex toys to a commodity-embedded ice wall, the idiosyncratic output of Chinese time-based art over the past twenty-five years has invigorated contemporary global art movements and conversation. This book engages with artworks created to mark China's rapid social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and environmental transformations in the post-Deng era. The book, itself a critical artwork with text and images unfolding through the author's experiences with the mutable medium, contemplates the conundrum of creating site-specific ephemeral and performance-based artworks for global consumption. Here, the author shows us how art can reflect, construct, confound, and enrich us. And at a moment when time is explicitly linked with speed and profit, this book provides multiple alternative possibilities for how people with imagination can spend, recycle, and invent their own time
Theater-Anthropologie : Spiel und Ritual im Kulturvergleich by Richard Schechner( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The future of ritual : writings on culture and performance
Performance theoryBetween theater & anthropologyPerformance studies : an introductionEnvironmental theaterBy means of performance : intercultural studies of theatre and ritualEssays on performance theory, 1970-1976The Grotowski sourcebook
Alternative Names
Richard Schechner Amerikaans toneelregisseur

Richard Schechner US-amerikanischer Theaterregisseur, Produzent und Hochschullehrer

Schechner, Richard

Šekner, Ričard 1934-

Шехнер, Ричард

ריצ'רד שכנר

ريتشارد شيشنر، 1934-

シェクナー, リチャード