Theatre as Sign System: A Semiotics of Text and Performance
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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SEMIOTICS OF PERFORMANCE
STAGE DIRECTIONS II
READING THE IMAGE
TEXT IN PERFORMANCE
THE WAY FORWARD?
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