Theory of Performing Arts

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n recent years, the post structuralist theories seem to have created a split in theatrological research. But, as André Helbo analyses in this book , a dialectic theory of the semiotic and the symbolic exchange bring to light a specific paradigm. From his wide experience as a semiotician and a theatrologist, the author has developed an analysis for the theory of spectacle. Focusing his study on a critical theory of the performing arts, and examining the fundamental controversies, he then offers new perspectives and new instruments of analysis: the social aspects, readability/visibility, coherence, the spectacle contract.
[Critical Theory, 5]  1987.  viii, 153 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
I. Critical theory and performing arts
1
1. A general socio-semiotic model
3
2. Towards a theatre semiotics
25
3. Theatrology and literary studies
37
II. Fundamental controversies
53
1. Research methodology
55
2. Communication and cognition
69
3. Pragmatics and discourse
79
4. The code: irrelevant concept?
87
III. New perspectives and new instruments
95
1. The visual paradigm and the scene
97
2. Readable and visible dimensions: Opera and theatre
109
3. Reception and relation
117
4. Constructing coherence
125
5. The spectacular paradigm
137
References
147
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Semiotics
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  87014584