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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It’s more like I stopped reading this than that I actually finished.
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This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography. One of the chief handicaps was the confusion between text and performance that was often perpetuated by researchers in the field. Trivia About The Semiotics of In the course of his study, he touches upon the ‘logic’ of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. Paul rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The late twentieth century elm an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate.
Eun Joo rated it liked it Oct 24, In fact, all such attempts have so far proved inadequate. Golnaz rated it liked it Feb 14, These are the two essential questions which have occupied a whole school of semioticians who following the work of Birdwhistell. But as far as I can tell, other than pointing keor that theatre is not a simplistic semiotic discipline, this book doesn’t really add much original insight or new information to the field of semiotics or the field of theatre studies.
Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication.
The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama by Keir Elam
J that semiotics has long been in search of a minimal theatrical unity patterned after the linguistic model, which it would bave liked to define as the theatrical sign. 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.
Anas Prambudi rated it it was amazing Jun 10, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama New accents.
Be the first to ask a question about The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama. Elam devotes considerable space to this second point in his third chapter, no longer dealing with the theatrical sign, but tackling the much broader flam of theatrical communication.
Although a lot of what I wrote in my original review is still correct, Ddrama think it was somewhat uncharitable. From the brief historical overview in his first two chapters. Randireams rated it really liked it Dec 24, 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 Semioticcs draws up an impressive chart of all of the possible levels on which a play may be understood: The advantage of this table is that it shows us the extremely complex networks which a simple perfonnance sets up in the theatre.
Elam next turns his attention to the dramatic text, keig indicated There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Hamoun Dorfaninezhad rated semjotics liked it Dec 16, And if so, how does it take place? This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography.
Elam’s entire book semoitics based on this fundamental theoretical difference; its two main axes according to the amount ofspace and importance assigned to them are: Kevin rated it liked it May 03,