Homo Ludens

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Social Science - 220 pages
This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
 

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Review: Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture

User Review  - Sabot - Goodreads

Contains some interesting ideas, but felt like a slog at times. I considered putting it down and moving on but I'm still glad I stuck it out. The two star rating is based entirely on the "it was OK" caption so don't let it dissuade you from picking this book up. Read full review

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User Review  - humdog - LibraryThing

This book is one of the few available that try to put play into a cultural and historical context. Read full review

Contents

NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF PLAY AS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
1
THE PlayCONCEPT AS EXPRESSED IN LANGUAGE
28
PLAY AND CONTEST AS CIVILIZING FUNCTIONS
46
PLAY AND
76
PLAY AND
89
PLAYING AND KNOWING
105
PLAY AND POETRY
119
THE ELEMENTS OF MYTHOPOIESIS
136
PlayFORMS IN PHILOSOPHY
146
PlayFORMS IN Art
158
WESTERN CIVILIZATION Sub Specie Ludi
173
The PlayELEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CIVILIZA TION
195
INDEX
214
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