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The theory and analysis of drama

Author: Manfred Pfister; John Halliday
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: European studies in English literature.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manfred Pfister; John Halliday
ISBN: 0521320607 9780521320603 052142383X 9780521423830
OCLC Number: 1006415190
Description: xix, 339 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Drama and the dramatic: A critical summary of existing theories --
Dramatic speech situation and dialogue --
Drama as a multimedial form of presentation --
Drama in the context of of public performance activities --
Drama and the theatre: Literary text and stage-enactment --
Dramatic text and theatre design --
Drama and film: some observations --
Theatre as a social institution --
The dramatic text and the audience --
Sending and receiving information: Information in the internal and external communication systems --
Advance information and the audience's horizon of expectations --
The interrelationship of verbal and non-verbal information --
Levels of awareness in the dramatic figures and the audience --
The perspective structure of dramatic texts --
Epic communication structure in drama --
Successiveness and the transmission of information --
Verbal communication: Dramatic language and ordinary language --
The polyfunctionality of dramatic language --
Verbal communication and action --
Verbal communication and dramatic figure --
Monological speech --
Dialogical speech --
Dramatis personae and dramatic figure: The interdependence of plot and figure --
The status of dramatic figures --
Dramatis personae, configuration and figure constellation --
Figure conception and characterisation --
Story and plot: Story, plot and situation --
Presenting the story --
The combination of sequences --
Segmentation and composition --
Structures of time and space: The reality and fictionality of time and space in drama --
Open and closed structures of time and space --
The structure and presentation of space --
The structure and presentation of time.
Series Title: European studies in English literature.
Responsibility: Manfred Pfister ; translated from the German by John Halliday.


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