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Performance Studies: An Introduction - Ritual
Between theater & anthropology
Source, Source, American Anthropologist His genres range from ritual, theater, dance, and other performing arts to restored villages, tourist attractions, time machines, theme parks, and prime time television news. The key concept in the volume is performance and the thesis is that performative behavior is restored behavior, or twice-behaved behavior, meaning that the behavior has been behaved before. Schechners main contribution to anthropology is that he investigates the processes of production of performances and tells us how performances are constructed. Rather than describe and analyze just a given ritual, for example, Schechner suggests that we view the final ritual as part of a sequence that begins with training, workshop taking apart , and rehearsal building up , and ends with cool- down and aftermath. His processual orientation takes the position of the performers and theater people rather than the orientation of the audience or the outside anthropologist 12, No ritual is fixed and timeless.
Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual. The way performances are created--in training, workshops, and rehearsals--is the key paradigm for social process. Between Theater and Anthropology is a great book. This book is written by author Richard Schechner. You can read the Between Theater and Anthropology book on our website merchantnavymemorialtrust.
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