By Keir Elam

The overdue 20th century observed an explosion of curiosity in semiotics, the technology of the symptoms and methods in which we converse. during this research, the 1st of its variety in English, Keir Elam indicates how this new 'science' grants an intensive shift in our realizing of theatrical functionality, certainly one of our richest and most intricate sorts of communication.
Elam lines the heritage of semiotic ways to functionality, from Nineteen Thirties Prague onwards, and offers a version of theatrical communique. during his examine, he touches upon the 'logic' of the drama and the research of dramatic discourse. This version additionally features a new post-script via the writer, taking a look at the destiny of theatre semiotics because the e-book of this publication, and an absolutely up to date bibliography. a lot praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama continues to be a 'must-read' textual content for all these drawn to the research of theatrical functionality.

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