ELAM, KEIR. The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama. London and New York,. Metheun, pages. Now and then a book comes out which opens a new . : The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (New Accents) ( ): Keir Elam: Books. KEIR ELAM. The Semiotics o/Theatre and Drama. London and New York: Methuen. In a previous article published in (Sub-stance, 18/19), Keir Elam.
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Golnaz rated it liked it Feb 14, Much praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama remains a ‘must-read’ text for all those interested in the analysis of theatrical performance.
Much praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama remains a ‘must-read’ text for all those interested in the analysis of theatrical performance. Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication.
From what I read, Elam seems to take the principles of semiotics–which one can get pretty thoroughly from a book like Barthes’ Elements of Semiotics–and apply them to the theatre as a complex system of signs borrowing from multiple sub-types of semiotic study e.
Lists with This Book. These are the two essential questions which have occupied a whole school of semioticians who following the work of Birdwhistell. Books by Keir Elam. References to this book Excitable Speech: In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new ‘science’ can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.
The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Randireams rated it really liked it Dec 24, Elam devotes considerable space to this second point in keeir third chapter, no longer dealing with the theatrical sign, but tackling the much broader issue of theatrical communication. One of t Second Review: In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new ‘science’ can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama.
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It’s more like I stopped reading this than that I actually finished. Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication. Sep 08, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: John rated it really liked it Jan 25, There are semioyics discussion topics on this book yet.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the course of his study, he touches upon the ‘logic’ of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. From the brief historical overview in his first two chapters. Account Options Sign in.
Nor can it be made to repeat itself in order for us to fheatre its subtleties and structures more easily. Book titles OR Journal titles.
Refresh and try again. But as far as I can tell, other than pointing out that theatre is not a simplistic semiotcs discipline, this book doesn’t really add much original insight or new information to the field of semiotics or the field of theatre studies.
From what I read I agree. London and New York: Kevin rated it liked it May 03, The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate.
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The advantage of this table is that it shows us the extremely complex networks which a simple perfonnance sets up in the theatre. The book presents a wide variety of issues facing the drama theorist, including issues of enunciation, gesture, and both social, theatric, and ideolectic codes. This edition also includes theatge new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography.
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