skip to content
Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation

Author: Domenico Pietropaolo
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Series: Bloomsbury advances in semiotics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Analysis of improvisation as a compositional practice in the Commedia dell'Arte and related traditions from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Domenic Pietropaolo takes textual material from the stage traditions of Italy, France, Germany and England, and covers comedic drama, dance, pantomime and dramatic theory, and more. He shines a light onto 'the signs of improvised communication'. The book is comprehensive in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pietropaolo, Domenico, 1949-
Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2016]
(DLC) 2016024631
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Pietropaolo
ISBN: 9781474225809 1474225802 9781474225793 1474225799
OCLC Number: 950750319
Description: 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Memory and imagination in impromptu performance --
2. The pragmatics of derision in Commedia dell'Arte --
3. Semiotics of the improvised performance text --
4. Quidquid in Buccam Venit: the syntax of stage improvisation --
5. The biomechanical base of improvisation --
6. The dramaturgy of improvisation --
7. The pragmatics of texuality.
Series Title: Bloomsbury advances in semiotics.
Responsibility: Domenico Pietropaolo.

Abstract:

Analysis of improvisation as a compositional practice in the Commedia dell'Arte and related traditions from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Domenic Pietropaolo takes textual material from the stage traditions of Italy, France, Germany and England, and covers comedic drama, dance, pantomime and dramatic theory, and more. He shines a light onto 'the signs of improvised communication'. The book is comprehensive in its analysis of improvised dramatic art across theatrical genres, and is multimodal in looking at the spoken word, gestural and non-verbal signs. The book focusses on dramatic text as well as: - The semiotics of stage discourse, including semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects of sign production - The physical and material conditions of sign-production including biomechanical limitations of masks and costumes. Semiotics and Pragmatics of Stage Improvisation is the product of an entire career spent researching the semiotics of the stage and it is essential reading for semioticians and students of performance arts.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

A fascinating and scholarly book ... [Pietropaolo] masterfully combines [his] broad knowledge to provide a novel and important analysis of Italian commedia improvisation ... Every scholar of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/950750319> # Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "950750319" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/theater_semiotics> ; # Theater--Semiotics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/schauspielkunst> ; # Schauspielkunst
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/stegreifspiel> ; # Stegreifspiel
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/improvisation_acting> ; # Improvisation (Acting)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/improvisation> ; # Improvisation
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/792.01/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/theatersemiotik> ; # Theatersemiotik
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Person/pietropaolo_domenico_1949> ; # Domenico Pietropaolo
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description "1. Memory and imagination in impromptu performance -- 2. The pragmatics of derision in Commedia dell'Arte -- 3. Semiotics of the improvised performance text -- 4. Quidquid in Buccam Venit: the syntax of stage improvisation -- 5. The biomechanical base of improvisation -- 6. The dramaturgy of improvisation -- 7. The pragmatics of texuality."@en ;
   schema:description "Analysis of improvisation as a compositional practice in the Commedia dell'Arte and related traditions from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Domenic Pietropaolo takes textual material from the stage traditions of Italy, France, Germany and England, and covers comedic drama, dance, pantomime and dramatic theory, and more. He shines a light onto 'the signs of improvised communication'. The book is comprehensive in its analysis of improvised dramatic art across theatrical genres, and is multimodal in looking at the spoken word, gestural and non-verbal signs. The book focusses on dramatic text as well as: - The semiotics of stage discourse, including semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects of sign production - The physical and material conditions of sign-production including biomechanical limitations of masks and costumes. Semiotics and Pragmatics of Stage Improvisation is the product of an entire career spent researching the semiotics of the stage and it is essential reading for semioticians and students of performance arts."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3067991887> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Series/bloomsbury_advances_in_semiotics> ; # Bloomsbury advances in semiotics.
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#CreativeWork/semiotics_and_pragmatics_of_stage_improvisation> ;
   schema:name "Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation"@en ;
   schema:productID "950750319" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781474225793> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781474225809> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/950750319> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Person/pietropaolo_domenico_1949> # Domenico Pietropaolo
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1949" ;
   schema:familyName "Pietropaolo" ;
   schema:givenName "Domenico" ;
   schema:name "Domenico Pietropaolo" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Series/bloomsbury_advances_in_semiotics> # Bloomsbury advances in semiotics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/950750319> ; # Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation
   schema:name "Bloomsbury advances in semiotics." ;
   schema:name "Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#Topic/improvisation_acting> # Improvisation (Acting)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Improvisation (Acting)"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3067991887#CreativeWork/semiotics_and_pragmatics_of_stage_improvisation>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/950750319> ; # Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781474225793>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1474225799" ;
   schema:isbn "9781474225793" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781474225809>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1474225802" ;
   schema:isbn "9781474225809" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.