Theatre/Theory: An Introduction

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Theatre/Theory: An Introduction

Theatre/Theory: An Introduction By Mark Fortier Theatre Theory An Introduction This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier s very successful and widely used essential text for students Theory Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it rel

  • Title: Theatre/Theory: An Introduction
  • Author: Mark Fortier
  • ISBN: 9780415254373
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Theatre/Theory: An Introduction By Mark Fortier This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier s very successful and widely used essential text for students Theory Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studieThis is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier s very successful and widely used essential text for students Theory Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory This new edition includes More detailed explanation of key ideas New Putting it into practice sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives Annotated further reading section and glossary Theory Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.
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    1. Mandy on said:

      The brief and accessible summaries of current theoretical approaches and the writings of their most influential proponents were the strongest parts of this book Even aside from the book s theatrical focus, those summaries make it a useful resource As for the applications of those theories to theater, I like that Fortier is pushing for the reexamination of language based theories in order to offer something to performance drama theater, but some of the case studies worked for me, others seemed fo [...]

    2. Phillip on said:

      A really top notch introduction to cultural literary theory as it relates to theatre As Fortier notes several times, an introduction is inherently limited and cannot do full justice to any of the theories it discusses, but I think this one is exceptionally well done Many of the theories discussed are incredibly complex and difficult, and this intro does a good job of explaining them in fairly straight forward terms, and then making the theories concrete by explaining how they relate to theatre [...]

    3. Aaron on said:

      While at times this was an incredibly dense read, I loved a lot of the parallels between theory and theatrical works I read this introduction as a primer for an independent study, and it elicited a lot of ideas for coursework There s not really any way to summarize all of the information, but essentially the book compares popular read at least recognizable philosophy and cultural theory to 20th century dramatic works Not always the most gripping, but for it s purpose it succeeds.

    4. Amy on said:

      A clear and concise introduction to major theories working in theatre today The author spared me major academic speak and I know now than I did before I started reading I ll keep it as a reference and can anticipate using it often as such.

    5. Royce Roeswood on said:

      A well organized, breezy introduction to theatre theory that served to spark my curiosity with further questions and further reading.

    6. Kim Siever on said:

      Pretty academic, so it is tough slogging, but it is very informative.

    7. Jeanmarie on said:

      In my world, it s exciting to find an introduction to critical theory geared specifically for undergraduates in theatre This is a very good one.

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