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Author: Tracy C Davis; Thomas Postlewait
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Theatre and performance theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection of essays explores the changing connotations of "theatricality" for theatrical performance and everyday life. Six case studies, each written by a specialist in the field, use historically specific circumstances to illustrate how explanations of theatricality relate to political and cultural issues ranging from contemporary gender theory to Confucian philosophy, anti-theatrical prejudices, aesthetics  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy C Davis; Thomas Postlewait
ISBN: 0521812690 9780521812696 0521012074 9780521012072
OCLC Number: 52312452
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Theatricality: an introduction / Thomas Postlewait, Tracy C. Davis --
Performing miracles: the mysterious mimesis of Valenciennes (1547) / Jody Enders --
Theatricality in classical Chinese drama / Haiping Yan --
Theatricality and antitheatricality in renaissance London / Thomas Postlewait --
Theatricality and civil society / Tracy C. Davis --
Defining political performance with Foucault and Habermas: strategic and communicative action / Jon Erickson --
Theatricality's proper objects: genealogies of performance and gender theory / Shannon Jackson.
Series Title: Theatre and performance theory.
Responsibility: edited by Tracy C. Davis and Thomas Postlewait.
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This collection of specially-commissioned, accessible, essays explores that element of performance theory known as theatricality. Six case studies use historically specific circumstances to  Read more...


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'... 'unified' yet multidimensional perspective on an ever-expanding subject ...'. Journal of Theatre Research International 'This new collection of essays, part of the Theatre and Performance Theory Read more...

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