Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Reading the Material Theatre

Reading the Material Theatre

$118.00 (C)

Part of Theatre and Performance Theory

  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521643313

$ 118.00 (C)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Ric Knowles develops and demonstrates a method of theatrical performance analysis involving the entire theater experience, from production to reception. Five case studies provide a first-step introduction to key terms and areas of performance theory. They include the cultural work performed by a major Shakespearean repertory theater, a small nationalist theater devoted to new play development, a major New York-based avant-garde touring theater company, and a British socialist company dedicated to the work of Shakespeare, as well as a range of international festivals.

    • Develops and applies a fully-contextualized method for the analysis of contemporary theatre
    • Includes detailed case studies of specific productions
    • Author is a leading scholar in the field and is well-known for his work on reception, staging, and Shakespeare
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "the breadth and complexity with which this book surveys a range of contemporary experimentation in the English-speaking world is illuminating and provocative." - Shannon Jackson

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521643313
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. Theory and Practice:
    1. Theory: towards a materialist semiotics
    2. Practice: conditions of production and reception
    Conclusion to Part I
    Part II. Case Studies:
    3. The Stratford Festival
    4. Tarragon Theatre
    5. The Wooster Group
    6. The English Shakespeare Company
    7. International festivals
    Conclusion
    Index.

  • Author

    Ric Knowles, University of Guelph, Ontario
    Ric Knowles is Professor of Drama at the School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Ontario. He is author of Shakespeare and Canada: Essays on Production, Translation, and Adaptation. (2003) and The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning: Contemporary Canadian Dramaturgies (1999), editor of Theatre in Atlantic Canada (1988), and co-editor of Modern Drama: Defining the Field (2003) and Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English (2003).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×