Between Theater and Anthropology

Between Theater and Anthropology In performances by Euro Americans Afro Americans Native Americans and Asians Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performan

  • Title: Between Theater and Anthropology
  • Author: Richard Schechner Victor Turner
  • ISBN: 9780812212259
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • In performances by Euro Americans, Afro Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated but perhaps terrified by the multichannel realities of the poIn performances by Euro Americans, Afro Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated but perhaps terrified by the multichannel realities of the postmodern world.Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual The way performances are created in training, workshops, and rehearsals is the key paradigm for social process.

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    • Asita says:

      I found this one much an easier reading than his Performance Theory, though I'm not into that kind of writing with enormous biography/documentary stuff and far less analysis

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