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Semiotics of theatre & drama

Author: Keir Elam
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
Publication:International bibliography of theatre & dance with full text.
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Keir Elam showed how this new 'science' could provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our very richest and most complex forms of communication.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keir Elam
ISBN: 9780415280181 0415280184
OCLC Number: 126835343
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed May 14, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: General Editor's Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Preliminaries: Semiotics and Poetics: The Semiotics Enterprise; How Many Semiotics?; The material. 2. Foundations: Signs in the Theatre: Prague structuralism and the theatrical sign; Typologies of the sign. 3. Theatrical Communication: Codes, Systems and the Performance Text: Elements of theatrical communication; Theatrical Systems and Codes; Theatrical competence: frame, convention and the role of the audience. 4. Dramatic Logic: The construction of the dramatic world; Dramatic action and time; Actant, dramatis persona and the dramatic model. 5. Dramatic Discourse: Dramatic Communication; Context and deixis; Universe of discourse and co-text; Speech acts; The said and the unsaid: implicatures and figures; Textuality; Towards a dramatological analysis. 6. Concluding Comments: Theatre, Drama, Semiotics: Dramatic Text/performance text; A united enterprise? Suggestions for further reading. Bibliography. Index.
Other Titles: International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance.
Semiotics of theatre and drama
Semiotics of theater & drama
Responsibility: by Elam, Keir.
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'The New Accents titles are of the highest interest for literary theory and General Editor Terence Hawkes represents a guarentee. I have particularly appreciated the work of Keir Elam.' - Umberto Eco

 
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