The Routledge dictionary of performance and contemporary theatre.

By: Pavis, Patrice, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016Description: xv, 295 pages ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781138854352.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Theater-Dictionaries | Performing arts-DictionariesDDC classification: 792PAV
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>The Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Theatre and Performance provides the first authoritative alphabetical guide to the theatre and performance of the last 30 years.</p> <p>Conceived and written by one of the foremost scholars and critics of theatre in the world, it literally takes us from Activism to Zapping, analysing everything along the way from Body Art and the Flashmob to Multimedia and the Postdramatic.</p> <p>What we think of as 'performance' and 'drama' has undergone a transformation in recent decades. Similarly how these terms are defined, used and critiqued has also changed, thanks to interventions from a panoply of theorists from Derrida to Ranciere. Patrice Pavis's Dictionary provides an indispensible roadmap for this complex and fascinating terrain; a volume no theatre bookshelf can afford to be without.</p> <p> </p>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Activism
  • Aerial Art
  • Affect
  • Appearance And Disappearance
  • Appropriation
  • Artistic Collective
  • Art Brut
  • Assemblage
  • Atmosphere
  • Aura
  • Authenticity
  • Author
  • Autobiography
  • Autofiction
  • Autoreflexivity
  • Autotheatre
  • Avant-Garde
  • Awareness
  • Bizarre
  • Body And Corporeality
  • Body Art
  • Caress
  • Choreography And Mise En Scène
  • Community
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Contemporary
  • Creolization
  • Cultural Performance
  • Curator
  • Cut Up
  • Cyborg
  • Decentring
  • Deconstruction
  • Détournement
  • Différance
  • Disfiguration
  • Disposition
  • Eccentricity
  • Effect Produced
  • Ekphrasis
  • Embodiment
  • Empathy
  • Ending
  • Entertainment
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic Theatre
  • Excess
  • Exoticism
  • Festivalisation
  • Figure
  • Film Performance
  • Flashmob
  • Flower
  • Fold
  • Freak Performance
  • Genetics
  • Globalization
  • Glocalization
  • Habitus
  • Haptic
  • Heightening/Intensification
  • Hybridity
  • Identity
  • Immersion Theatre
  • Indeterminacy
  • Installation
  • Interactivity
  • Interartistic
  • Intercultural Theatre
  • Interpellation
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Intertextuality
  • Intervention
  • Intimacy
  • In-Yer-Face Theatre
  • Kairos
  • Kinaesthesia
  • Landscape
  • Language Body
  • Laugh And Smile
  • Lecture-Performance
  • Life Story
  • Liminality
  • Live Art
  • Live Broadcasting Of Performance
  • Live Performance
  • Ma
  • Magic
  • Mainstream
  • Materiality
  • Mediality And Intermediality
  • Mediation
  • Minority
  • Mixed-Means Performances
  • Modernization
  • Movement
  • Multicultural
  • Multilingual Theatre
  • Musicalization
  • Narractor
  • Neo-Dramatic
  • New Dramaturgy
  • New Sites
  • One-To-One Performance
  • Participation
  • Pathetic/Pathic
  • Performance
  • Performance Studies
  • Performative Theatre
  • Performative Writing
  • Performativity
  • Promenade Performance
  • Philosophy And New Theatre
  • Poetry And Theatre
  • Politics And Theatre
  • Popular
  • Postcolonial
  • Postdramatic
  • Postmodern Theatre
  • Post-Performance Conversation
  • Practice As Research
  • Pregnant Moment
  • Presentation/Representation
  • Process
  • Programming
  • Proprioception
  • Proximisation
  • Reconstruction
  • Recording
  • Recycling
  • Remediation
  • Rhetorics
  • Risk
  • Satori
  • Self-Reflexivity
  • Semiology
  • Sensation
  • Sense Of Smell
  • Session
  • Skin, Flesh, Bone
  • Social Drama
  • Sociodrama
  • Soft Power
  • Sonic Writing
  • Sound In The Theatre
  • Spacing
  • Speaking Body
  • Special Effects
  • Spectator
  • Speech
  • Stance
  • Surface
  • Surtitles
  • Syncretic Theatre
  • Tactility
  • Taste
  • Techniques Of The Body
  • Text
  • Texture
  • Theatre Anthropology
  • Theatre For Minorities
  • Theatre For Tourists
  • Theatre Performed In Business Meeting
  • Theatrical Effect
  • Trace
  • Trajectory
  • Transgression
  • Transmission
  • Visceral
  • Visual Studies
  • Visual Theatre
  • Vocality
  • Walking
  • Work Of Art
  • World Theatre
  • Writing Aloud
  • Zapping

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Pavis (emer., Univ. of Kent, UK) is a semiologist and expert in interculturalism of the theater, and also the author of the many-times revised and translated Dictionnaire du théâtre (1980). This English translation of a separate 2014 work published in French identifies 220 concepts that have entered the critical discourse in the past 30 years, and--drawing heavily on media theory, anthropology, aesthetics, and the philosophy of art--presents Pavis's synthesis and reflections on each. The author describes his work as "not helping anyone to find their way out of the labyrinth (heaven forbid!) but to use the labyrinth of alphabetical order to jump from one problem to another," and further, to present "a manual that will lead us to others, without any manipulation, showing us the way problems overlap and solutions are to be found in shared action." Entries such as Theatre anthropology or Mediality and Intermediality identify key theorists and connect them to actual or proposed theatrical experiments. Essays on zapping (changing TV channels via remote), walking, or the concept of skin, flesh, bone take deep dives into metaphors with the potential to reshape theater (if not theatergoers). Playful, intense, and deeply informed by examples drawn from recent performances, critical theory, and scholarship. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students to researchers/faculty. --Priscilla Finley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas