9780520061828-0520061829-Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater

Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater

ISBN-13: 9780520061828
ISBN-10: 0520061829
Edition: 1st
Author: States, Bert O.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520061828
ISBN-10: 0520061829
Edition: 1st
Author: States, Bert O.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages

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Acknowledged authors States, Bert O. wrote Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater comprising 228 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520061829 and 9780520061828. Since then Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 critical 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 with 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 admiration.

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