Theatre as Sign-system: A Semiotics of Text and Performance

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Psychology Press, 1991 - Performing Arts - 203 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

DRAMATIC SHAPE
15
CHARACTER
34
FIGURES
37
DIALOGUE
51
SEMIOTICS OF PERFORMANCE
99
STAGE DIRECTIONS II
123
READING THE IMAGE
141
TEXT IN PERFORMANCE
162
THE WAY FORWARD?
178
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About the author (1991)

Elaine Aston is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University.

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