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Schechner, Richard 1934-

Works: 228 works in 652 publications in 8 languages and 13,698 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Drama  Comedy plays  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Producer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Performer, Speaker, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN2039, 792.01
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Performance studies : an introduction by Richard Schechner( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is performance studies? - Performance - Ritual - Play - Performativity - Performing - Performance processes - Global and intercultural performance
Performance theory by Richard Schechner( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual, and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just something that occurs on stage, but something full of meaning operating on many levels in everyday life, in both secular and sacred rituals, play, sports, legal processes, and popular entertainments. Within these pages he examines the connections between Western and non-Western cultures, the performing arts, anthropology, rituals, performance in everyday life, playing, psychotherapy, and shamanism. For this "Routledge Classics" edition, Schechner has written a new preface, revised and updated Chapter One and added a final chapter. Unparalleled within his field, Schechner redefined what performance means, and in doing so, has contested the boundaries that separated audience and actor ever since."--Back cover
Environmental theater by Richard Schechner( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is an actual, living relationship between the spaces of the body and the spaces the body moves through; human living tissue does not abruptly stop at the skin, exercises with space are built on the assumption that human beings and space are both alive." Here are the exercises which began as radical departures from standard actor training etiquette and which stand now as classic means through which the performer discovers his or her true power of transformation. Available for the first time in fifteen years, the new expanded edition of Environmental Theater offers a new generation of theater artists the gospel according to Richard Schechner, the guru whose principles and influence have survived a quarter-century of reaction and debate
Between theater & anthropology by Richard Schechner( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over two decades Richard Schechner has written about the theater in a manner which ignores the dreary convention of drama as literature and which instead draws attention to the physical fact of live performance. In his recent book, Between Theater and Anthropology, Schechner considers live events or aspects of live events which fall outside common Euro-American definitions of dramatic performance and theater. He broadens the idea of 'performance' to include a wide range of social, ritual, and media activities: East Indian ritual dancing, trance-inducing spiritual song, stories on the Six O'clock News, S/M parlors and sideshows, and numerous other paratheatrical events - scripted and un-scripted, ritual and aesthetic, domestic and exotic. The seven essays included in Between Theater and Anthropology do not build upon each other in a progressive fashion: instead they individually explore unorthodox performance modes proposed in the introductory chapter. This first chapter illuminates 'Points of Contact' between the studies of theater and anthropology. Theater people can help anthropologists identify what to look for in a training or performance situation; and anthropologists can help theater people see performances within the context of specific social systems
Public domain; essays on the theater by Richard Schechner( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By means of performance : intercultural studies of theatre and ritual by Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of performance studies embraces performance behaviour of all kinds and in all contexts, from everyday life to high ceremony. This volume investigates a wide range of performance behaviour -- dance, ritual, conflict solution, sports, storytelling and display behaviour -- in a variety of circumstances and cultures. It considers such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behaviour is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships between ritual and aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theatre and dance." "The volume brings together essays from leading anthropologists, artists and performance theorists to provide a definitive introduction to the burgeoning field of performance studies. It will be of value to scholars, teachers and students of anthropology, theatre, folklore, semiotics and performance studies. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The future of ritual : writings on culture and performance by Richard Schechner( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Future of Ritual, Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural world. An exciting new work by the author of Performance Theory
Theatres, spaces, environments : eighteen projects by Brooks McNamara( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual, play, and performance : readings in the social sciences/theatre( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on performance theory, 1970-1976 by Richard Schechner( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of humanism : writings on performance by Richard Schechner( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the (American) Avant-Garde. The natural/artifical controversy renewed. The end of humanism. The crash of performative circumstances, a modernist discourse on postmodernism
The Grotowski sourcebook by Richard Schechner( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Grotowski's life and work. Edited by the two leading experts on Grotowski, the sourcebook features:*essays from the key performance theorists who worked with Grotowski, including Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Jan Kott, Eric Bentley, Harold Clurman, and Charles Marowitz*writings which trace every phase of Grotowski's career from his 'theatre of production' to 'objective drama' and 'art as vehicle'*a wide-ranging
Actor training by Institute for Research in Acting( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dionysus in 69 by Performance Group( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month in the country : a comedy in five acts by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summers, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's extraordinary depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life."--Page 4 of cover
Performative circumstances, from the avant garde to Ramlila by Richard Schechner( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Indian theatrical forms and performance theory and workers
Beijing Xingwei : contemporary Chinese time-based art by Meiling Cheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cannibalism to light calligraphy, from self-harming to animal sacrifice, from meat entwined with sex toys to a commodity-embedded ice wall, the idiosyncratic output of Chinese time-based art over the past twenty-five years has invigorated contemporary global art movements and conversation. This book engages with artworks created to mark China's rapid social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and environmental transformations in the post-Deng era. The book, itself a critical artwork with text and images unfolding through the author's experiences with the mutable medium, contemplates the conundrum of creating site-specific ephemeral and performance-based artworks for global consumption. Here, the author shows us how art can reflect, construct, confound, and enrich us. And at a moment when time is explicitly linked with speed and profit, this book provides multiple alternative possibilities for how people with imagination can spend, recycle, and invent their own time
Performed imaginaries by Richard Schechner( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, performance studies scholar and artist Richard Schechner brings his unique perspective to bear upon some of the key themes of society in the 21st century. Schechner connects the avantgarde and terror, the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s/70s and the Occupy movement; self-wounding art, popular culture, and ritual; the Ramlila cycle play of India and the way imagination structures reality; the corporate world and conservative artists. Schechner asks artists to redeploy Nehru's Third World as a movement not of nations but of like-minded culture workers who must propose counter-performances to war, violence, and the globalized corporate empire. With characteristic brio, Schechner urges us to play for keeps. "Playing deeply is a way of finding and embodying new knowledge", he writes. Performed Imaginaries ranges through some of the key moves within Schechner's oeuvre, and challenges today's experimental artists, activists, and scholars to generate a new, third world of performance
Theater-Anthropologie : Spiel und Ritual im Kulturvergleich by Richard Schechner( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between theater & anthropology
Alternative Names
Richard Schechner Amerikaans toneelregisseur

Richard Schechner US-amerikanischer Theaterregisseur, Produzent und Hochschullehrer

Schechner, Richard

Šekner, Ričard 1934-

Шехнер, Ричард

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Performance theoryEnvironmental theaterBetween theater & anthropologyBy means of performance : intercultural studies of theatre and ritualThe future of ritual : writings on culture and performanceEssays on performance theory, 1970-1976The Grotowski sourcebook