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Professional wrestling : sport and spectacle

Author: Sharon Mazer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
Series: Performance studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
"The book explores professional wrestling as theatrical performance. First published in 1998, this new edition both preserves the original's snapshot of the wrestling scene of the 1980s and 1990s and features an up-to-date perspective on the current state of play"--

"Timely updates to the first book to look at professional wrestling as a theatrical performance"--


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mazer, Sharon,
Professional wrestling
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
(DLC) 2019030197
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Mazer
ISBN: 9781496826862 1496826868 9781496826596 1496826590
OCLC Number: 1134459435
Description: xviii, 178 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface to the second edition --
"Real" wrestling --
What the world is watching --
Learning the game --
Real men don't wear shirts --
From beefcake to cheesecake --
"Real" life --
Postscript --
Epilogue: last works (for now) --
Notes --
Sources --
Series Title: Performance studies series
Responsibility: Sharon Mazer.


Looks at the world of professional wrestling from a fan's-eye-view high in the stands and from ringside in the wrestlers' gym. Sharon Mazer investigates how performances are constructed and sold to  Read more...


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