The Show and the Gaze of Theatre: A European Perspective

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University of Iowa Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 412 pages
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Theatre, in some respects, resembles a market. Stories, rituals, ideas, perceptive modes, conversations, rules, techniques, behavior patterns, actions, language, and objects constantly circulate back and forth between theatre and the other cultural institutions that make up everyday life in the twentieth century. These exchanges, which challenge the established concept of theatre in a way that demands to be understood, form the core of Erika Fischer-Lichte's dynamic book.

Each eclectic essay investigates the boundaries that separate theatre from other cultural domains. Every encounter between theatre and other art forms and institutions renegotiates and redefines these boundaries as part of an ongoing process. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating examples, both historical and contemporary, Fischer-Lichte reveals new perspectives in theatre research from quite a number of different approaches. Energetically and excitingly, she theorizes history, theorizes and historicizes performance analysis, and historicizes theory.

 

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Contents

An Approach to the History of Acting
25
Changes to the Paradigm of Theatre in the Twentieth Century
41
How to Construct Reality
61
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE GAME? Some Remarks on The Yellow Jacket
73
German Theatre in the Age of the Media
91
Retheatricalization as Productive Reception of Far Eastern Theatre
115
The Intercultural Trend in Contemporary Theatre
133
Toward a Semiotics of Intercultural Performance
147
Bodies in Performance
233
Theatre between Cultural Crisis and Cultural Change
261
WALTER BENJAMINS ALLEGORY
275
The Dramatic Character as Name and Body
290
THE QUEST FOR MEANING
303
WRITTEN DRAMAORAL PERFORMANCE
319
Different Fields Common Approaches?
338
NOTES
353

The Japanese Version of Chekhovs Three Sisters
158
The Theatrical Metaphor in the Baroque and Postmodernism
187
Robert Wilsons King Lear in Frankfurt
200
Between Cultural Performance and Performance Art
218

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