'This new edition is Schechner brought right up to date. As father of the field, Schechner steps into the moment with the new companion website. It's outstanding online support for the text is exactly what we need. As usual, he is a game changer.' - Anna Deveare-Smith, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games, and the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, poststructuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy, and esthetics.
This third edition is accompanied by an all-new companion website curated by a dedicated media editor, Sara Brady, with the following resources for instructors and students:
• Interactive glossary
• Multiple choice questions
• Powerpoint Slides.
• Website links for further study
• Tutorials on specific skills within Performance Studies
• Sample Discussion Questions
• Exercises and Activities
• Sample Syllabi.
Revised with 25 new extracts and biographies, up-to-date coverage of global and intercultural performances, and further exploration of the growing international presence of Performance Studies as a discipline, Performance Studies is the definitive overview for undergradutes, with primary extracts, student activities, key biographies and over 200 images of global performance.
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