Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Julian Hilton
    Pages 1-12
  3. Denis Calandra
    Pages 13-24
  4. Patrice Pavis
    Pages 25-71
  5. Anthony Gash
    Pages 87-119
  6. Elinor Shaffer
    Pages 120-144
  7. Magnus Florin, Bo Göranzon, Per Sällström
    Pages 145-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 176-184

About this book


The boom in interest in theatre studies at school and in further and higher education signals a new interest in the relationship between the theory and the practice of performance. The best tool you can give the learner is a good theory, and from this collection of theories, learners can choose the tools that best suit their approach to theatre studies. They range from reception theory and semiotics, to the anthropology of the audience and the carnivalesque to hermeneutics and computing.


aesthetics anthropology concept drama education hermeneutics knowledge performance poetics semiotics theatre theatre studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Hilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of ViennaAustria

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