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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95
In this fascinating volume, acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual presents a radical re-definition of ritual theatre through analysis of performances as diverse as:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95
In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes ? blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 94.95
Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae . By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself. Puts forward... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This collection examines what is at stake when a theatrical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 138.00
Ibsen?s plays rank among those most frequently performed world-wide, rivaled only by Brecht, Chekhov, Shakespeare, and the Greek tragedies. By the time Ibsen died in 1906, his plays had already conquered the theaters of the Western world. Inviting rapturous praise as well as fierce controversy, they were performed in Europe, North America, and Australia,... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 90.48
Hauptbeschreibung Theater und Fest in Europa stellt in Fallstudien zu Antike, Mittelalter, Früher Neuzeit, Moderne und Gegenwart neueste Forschungsergebnisse zum gemeinschaftsbildenden Zusammenwirken von Theater und Fest vor: Ein breites und vielschichtiges Spektrum festlich-theatraler Inszenierungen werden auf ihre ästhetischen und politischen Potenziale... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00
This volume focuses on religion from a trans-cultural perspective. Its aim is to suggest new ways of seeing how religions might coexist peacefully within different societies of the 21st century. Can secular culture be the path to convince different religions to endorse a shared ideal of peaceful co-existence? The chapters take into consideration the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are interwoven, and how they are dependent upon each other. While... more...
- Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 19.71
Hauptbeschreibung Victor Turner hat in diesem erstmals 1982 erschienenen Buch Maßstäbe für die Anwendung ethnologischer, an »fremden Kulturen« gewonnener Erkenntnisse gesetzt. Er hat die Rituale, Symbole und Interaktionsformen der Industriegesellschaft dem ethnologischen Blick ausgesetzt und dabei ihre Theatralität und ihre Spielstrukturen erforscht:... more...