A Formalist Theatre

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 178 pages
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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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Contents

part onei formallst analysls
3
chapter two the structure of performance
21
chapter four style as perceptual state
52
the socialcontext
67
chapter six the question of efficacy
84
structurallst theatre
121
chapter ten structuralist film
142
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About the author (1990)

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.

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