By Simon Shepherd
Breaking new flooring within the research of functionality conception, this maverick and strong undertaking from well known Renaissance pupil and queer theorist Simon Shepherd provides a distinct tackle concept and the actual fact of theatre.
Examining a number fabric, Theatre, physique, Pleasure addresses an important hole within the literary and drama reviews arenas and explores the interaction of physically worth, the artwork of our bodies and the actual responses to that paintings. It explains first how the physique makes that means and consists of price. Then it describes the relationships among time and area and physique.
The book’s gains include:
* huge old variety, from medieval to postmodern
* case reports supplying shut readings of written texts
* examples of ways to ‘read for the body’, exploring written textual content as a ‘discipline’ of the physique
* breadth of cultural reference, from level performs via to bounce tradition
* a number theoretical techniques, together with dance research and phenomenology
Writing in obtainable prose, Shepherd introduces new methods of reading dramatic textual content and has produced a ebook that is half theatre background, half dramatic feedback and half theatrical travel de strength. scholars of drama, theatre and function experiences and cultural reviews will locate this an absolute needs to read.
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