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The semiotics of theatre and drama / Keir Elam.

London ; New York : Methuen, 1980.
ISBN 0416720501, 9780416720600, 0416720609, 9780416720501

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Subjects Drama.
Semiotics and literature.
Sémiotique et littérature.
Theater -- Semiotics.
Théâtre (Genre littéraire)
Series New accents (Methuen & Co.)
Description xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-239) and index.
Summary The late 20th century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of signs and processes by which we communicate. In this book, Keir Elam shows how semiotics could provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance.
Contents Preliminaries : semiotics and poetics -- Foundations : Signs in the theatre -- Theatrical communication : codes, systems and the performance text -- Dramatic logic -- Dramatic action and time -- Dramatic discourse -- Concluding comments : theatre, drama, semiotics.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7067358
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WorldCat Identities Elam, Keir.
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