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Theatre, body and pleasure

Author: Simon Shepherd
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part theatre history, part dramatic criticism, part theoretical tour de force, the central argument in Theatre, Body and Pleasure is that theatre is where society negotiates around bodily value and bodily meaning. It will therefore appeal to those with interests not only in theatre but also in wider questions about society, culture and pleasure."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Shepherd
ISBN: 0415253748 9780415253741 0415253756 9780415253758
OCLC Number: 60348964
Description: viii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : theatrically imagined bodies --
Script as a discipline of the body --
Theatre and bodily value --
The wrong dog (an account of significant inaction) --
Just at that very moment : the organisation of body rhythm --
"Look out behind you" --
Strutting, bellowing, muscles and noise --
Lolo's breasts and a wooden Christ --
Dissipation.
Responsibility: Simon Shepherd.
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"Part theatre history, part dramatic criticism, part theoretical tour de force, the central argument in Theatre, Body and Pleasure is that theatre is where society negotiates around bodily value and bodily meaning. It will therefore appeal to those with interests not only in theatre but also in wider questions about society, culture and pleasure."--Jacket.

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