Great Reckonings in Little Rooms On the Phenomenology of Theater (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) Author Bert O. States


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Great Reckonings in Little Rooms On the Phenomenology of Theater

This is a book about the theater phenomenon It is an extension of notes on the theater and theatergoing that have been accumulating for some time It does not have an argument or set out to prove a thesis and it will not be one of those useful books one reads for the fruits of its research Rather it is a form of critica.

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L description that is phenomenological in the sense that it focuses on the activity of theater making itself out of its essential materials speech sound movement scenery text etc Like most phenomenological description it will succeed to the extent that it awakens the reader's memory of his own perceptual encounters wit.

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H theater If the book fails in this it will be about as interesting to read as an anthology of someone else's dreams In any case this book is less concerned with the scientific purity of my perspective and method than with retrieving something from the theater experience that seems to me worthy of our critical admirati.

  • Paperback
  • 228
  • Great Reckonings in Little Rooms On the Phenomenology of Theater
  • Bert O. States
  • English
  • 12 February 2019
  • 9780520061828

3 thoughts on “Great Reckonings in Little Rooms On the Phenomenology of Theater

  1. says:

    2007 A must read for any theatre nerd 2011 Above all in the theater as in any art there is always the need to defamiliarize all of the old familiar defamiliarizations p 43 How do I add this as a BOS uote? I must

  2. says:

    Can't say I loved this but I sure did read all of itI think I like semiotics than phenominology I have to say But there were a couple useful things and things worth thinking aboutWhy doesn't a working clock work on stage? Or animals?What does it mean when we speak straight to the audience?How do scenic elements become dated?That said I have 8 pages of notes on this book so I'm not writing in all in here again

  3. says:

    It is a very good book that combines philosophy and theatre It has its strongest points as a general introduction to this particular mix However I don't uite agree with some of States' ideas I still find it somewhat rigid concerning the limits of theatre specially when it comes to defining some categories of acting Very interesting though both for actors and philosophers

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