Theatre as Sign System

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance.

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136112367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.

The Theatre Experience

Two new chapters and added Global Cross-Currents boxes throughout greatly expand the text's coverage of global theatre, while revised coverage of theatrical design and production exposes students to the latest processes, techniques, and ...

Author: Edwin Wilson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073382142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The ideal theatre appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, The Theatre Experience encourages students to be active theatre-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. Two new chapters and added Global Cross-Currents boxes throughout greatly expand the text's coverage of global theatre, while revised coverage of theatrical design and production exposes students to the latest processes, techniques, and technologies in the field. Along with an extended box program and dynamic new photos, these elements combine to provide an engaging, current, and comprehensive introduction to the world of theatre.

The Theater Experience

The ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, "The Theater Experience" encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production.

Author: Edwin Wilson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070706859

Category: Drama

Page: 475

View: 153

The ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, "The Theater Experience" encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. .

The Dramatic Experience

Useful for a study of Shakespeare's theatre.

Author: John L. Styan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521099844

Category: Drama

Page: 154

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Useful for a study of Shakespeare's theatre.

Aspects of Puppet Theatre

This new edition of a classic brings the original text back to life, including four additional essays and a new introduction, edited and translated by leading puppetry scholar Penny Francis.

Author: Henryk Jurkowski

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137338458

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

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Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet Theatre, was ground-breaking in its analysis of puppetry as an important performing art. Focusing on the cultural and social functions of puppetry, Jurkowski traced the role of puppetry in cultural life, from its ritualistic roots to its influence on modernist art and presence in contemporary theatre. This new edition of a classic brings the original text back to life, including four additional essays and a new introduction, edited and translated by leading puppetry scholar Penny Francis.

Sign Systems Studies

De la sémiotique de la représentation théâtrale à l'anthropologie culturelle:
Pourquoi le théâtre (résiste)? Eleni Mouratidou ... essays about art and society as
well as Jindrich Honzl's contributions to the study of sign and system in theatre.

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Code

Her model , unfortunately , cannot account for sign - system transformations
occuring in the prompt - copy and rehearsals . ... Glossopoeia Mime excluded ,
nonverbal communication experiments in theatre are 36 Stratos E. Constantinidis
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Personal Experience and the Media

Consequently , Fassbinder ' s questioning of the stage directions ' reliability as a
sign system is the result of his transposition of filmic strategies into the theatre .
Since the unreliability of theatre ' s various sign systems goes together with an ...

Author: Klaus Ulrich Militz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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The work of the West German artist Rainer Werner Fassbinder is as versatile as it is extensive. During the 16 years of his artistic career, Fassbinder produced more than 40 films and staged 29 plays half of which he had written himself. In doing so he not only drew on aesthetic traditions as diverse as the German folk play, the American gangster film, Hollywood melodrama, the Theatre of Cruelty and the French Nouvelle Vague, but also worked in three media simultaneously: theatre, cinema, and television. It has often been pointed out that this versatility appears to forestall any conceptualisation of Fassbinder's work from the vantage point of its production. The present work aims at exactly such a conceptualisation by exploring the interplay between his work for the different media.

Theatre History in Canada

See also ELAINE ASTON and GEORGE SAVONA , Theatre as Sign - System : A
Semiotics of Text and Performance ( London and New York : Routledge 1991 p
154 ) 24 October , 1991 25 Dialogue which appears as quotation in the ...

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Category: Canadian drama

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Sign language Theatre and Deaf Theatre

A number of sign systems exist to serve as transliterating media from spoken to
visual English . The earliest system used for this purpose is one that has been
called Manual English ( " Sign English " at Gallaudet College ) . It is a system
which ...

Author: Dorothy Miles

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Category: Deaf, Theater for the

Page: 48

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Bibliographic Guide to Theatre Arts

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

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Category: Drama

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Anuari de filologia

Enric Monforte Theatre is a sign - system , but it is also a system of representation
that has traditionally been appropriated by men . As such , it has always adopted
a phallocratic position and point of view , - the conjunction of phallocentrism ...

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Irish Influences on Korean Theatre During the 1920s and 1930s

The figure of the actor is the dynamic unity of an entire set of signs , the carrier of
which may be the actor ' s body , voice ... ( Aston , 1991 : 102 ) 3 Every element
on the stage which belongs to the theatre space is contained within a sign system
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Author: Wŏn-jae Chang

Publisher: Colin Smythe Limited

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Category: Drama

Page: 262

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It is well known that through their plays and lecture tours the dramatists of the Irish Literary Revival influenced and inspired those of America and elsewhere to set up their own national theatres and theatre movements, but most students of the Revival are unaware of just how far this influence extended. It would surely have surprised the founders and early playwrights of the Abbey Theatre to learn that their plays were not only being published in Japan (which they knew), but were also influencing translators, playwrights, ciritcs, and theater associations in Korea. In this work, Won-Jae Jang describes the developments of Korean theatre societies such as the Theatre Arts Association, the Earth Moon Society, and the Theatre Arts Research Association during the first quarter of the twentieth century, how plays by Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, Lord Dunsany, Sean O'Casey, and T. C. Murray were interpreted--or misinterpreted--by Korean translators, and then describes their impact on Korean dramatists, showing in particular how the work of Synge and O'Casey influenced Chi-Jin Yoo (translations of three of whose plays--The Cow, The Mud Hut, and The Donkey--are to be published in a companion volume), and Murray influenced Se-Deok Ham. This work therefore opens up Irish drama's hitherto little-known influences on a region of the Eastern hemisphere.

The Yearbook of the Society for Pirandello Studies

... and Elaine Aston and George Savona in Theatre as Sign System ( London :
Routledge , 1991 ) . 4 . Charles Peirce ' s typology can be usefully applied to the
function of signs in the theatre : he identifies three categories for a sign icon ,
index ...

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The Semiotics of Theater

Author: Germany

Publisher: Advances in Semiotics

ISBN: 9780253322371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 153

She discusses the nature of the theatrical text, the transformation of the literary and dramatic text into the theatrical text, the notation of the theatrical text, and its hermeneutics. For this English translation, the original three-volume German text has been abridged by the author.

Theatre for Development

ASTON , E and SAVONA , G ( 1991 ) Theatre as Sign - System : A Semiotics of
Text and Performance , London , Routledge . BOAL , Augusto ( 1979 ) Theatre of
the Oppressed , New York , Urizen . — ( 1972 ) Games for Actors and Non -
Actors ...

Author: Jumai Ewu

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Category: Community development

Page: 298

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The Language of Visual Theatre

Sign and Context in Josef Svoboda, Meredith Monk, and Robert Wilson Dean
Robert Wilcox ... This reliance on language as the primary interpretive system for
all other sign systems problematizes semiotics with respect to a discussion of ...

Author: Dean Robert Wilcox

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Category: Experimental theater

Page: 648

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Spanish Theatre 1920 1995

He drew on characteristics which the Spanish theatre in its striving for naturalist
perfection had lost . ... 39 Elaine Aston and George Savona , Theatre as Sign
System : A Semiotics of Text and Performance ( London : Routledge , 1991 ) , p .
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Nineteenth Century Theatre

Theatre as Sign System : A Semiotics of Text and Performance . London :
Routledge , 1991 . Pp . 203 . $ 15 . 95 paper . This students ' introduction to the
semiotics of theatrical text and performance includes chapters on dramatic shape
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Theatre Semiotics

written text only as one element in a multicoded , multidimensional , and
pluralistic new textual system . ... has called attention to an extremely important
commonality among the various sign - systems employed by the theatre ,
suggesting that ...

Author: Marvin Carlson

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Category: Theater

Page: 125

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