From ritual to theatre: the human seriousness of play
"Turner looks beyond his routinized discipline to an anthropology of experience... We must admire him for this." -- Times Literary Supplement
How is social action related to aesthetics? In what ways do the large and small crises that fill not only the nightly TV news but also our daily lives relate to the genre of theater? Victor Turner deals with these and other questions in a classic study that ranges from anthropology to acting, from everyday life to artistic genres.
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Review: From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of PlayUser Review - Bertrand - Goodreads
I had no prior knowledge of anthropology, and virtually none of performance studies either. This books make a startlingly compelling introduction to both fields, being very readable and yet ... Read full review
Review: From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of PlayUser Review - Goodreads
Turner's ideas about the role of ritual in everyday life were interesting. They seem in some ways a precursor to the performative theories of people like Judith Butler, but Turner (as a cultural ...
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