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By Means of Performance Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual

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ISBN-10: 0521339154

ISBN-13: 9780521339155

Edition: 1990

Authors: Richard Schechner, Willa Appel

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Description:

The field of performance studies covers all kinds of performance behavior in all contexts. This volume investigates performance behavior in a variety of circumstances and cultures. The contributors consider such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behavior is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships among ritual and aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theater and dance.
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Book details

List price: $73.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Concerning Victor Turner
Introduction
Are there universals of performance in myth, ritual, and drama?
Magnitudes of performance
Liminality: a synthesis of subjective and objective experience
The Yaqui deer dance at Pascua Pueblo, Arizona
A Yaqui point of view: on Yaqui ceremonies and anthropologists
Performance of precepts/precepts of performance: Hasidic celebrations of Purim in Brooklyn
The significance of performance for its audience: an analysis of three Sri Lankan rituals
What does it mean to "become the character": power, presence, and transcendence in Asian in-body disciplines of practice
Korean shamans: role playing through trance possession
The practice of noh theatre
The profanation of the sacred in circus clown performances
Ethnographic notes on sacred and profane performance
The spatial sense of the sacred in Spanish American and the American South and its tie with performance
Space and context
The transformation of consciousness in ritual performances: some thoughts and questions
Universals of performance; or amortizing play
Appendix
Bibliography
Index