A Formalist Theatre

A Formalist Theatre

By: Michael Kirby (author)Paperback

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Michael Kirby presents a penetrating look a theater theory and analysis. His approach is analytically comprehensive and flexible, and nonevaluative. Case studies demonstrate this unique approach and record performances that otherwise would be lost.

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Michael Kirby (1931-1997) was Professor of Drama at New York University. He wrote several groundbreaking books and was editor of The Drama Review from 1969 to 1986.


PART ONE: FORMALIST ANALYSIS Chapter one. Acting and Not-acting Chapter two. The Structure of Performance Chapter three. Referential and Nonreferential Theatre Chapter four. Style as Perceptual State PART TWO: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT Chapter five. The Critical Screen Chapter six. The Question of Efficacy Chapter seven. Avant-garde Theatre PART THREE: STRUCTURALIST THEATRE Chapter eight. The Structuralist Workshop Chapter nine. Three Structuralist Performances Chapter ten. Structuralist Film Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780812213348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 178
  • ID: 9780812213348
  • weight: 273
  • ISBN10: 0812213343

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