Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre (Paperback)
  • Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre (Paperback)
zoom

Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre (Paperback)

(author)
£25.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 14/10/2006
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Throughout his career, famed critical theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) had a complex and often uneasy relationship with theatre and performance. From his early theatre criticism, through his abrupt and enigmatic silence on theatre, to the theoretical 'stagings' of his thought in the 1970s, Barthes committed several stunning reversals with his opinions on theatrical performance. In Performance Degree Zero, Timothy Scheie argues that Barthes's body of work must be considered a lifelong engagement with theatre. Exploring his changing critical methodologies, Scheie provides a new understanding of the rapid shifts in critical modes Barthes traverses, from a Sartrean Marxism in the 1950s, through semiology, to French post-structuralism and the mournful introspection of his later years. The theatrical figure illuminates Barthes's accounts of the sign, the text, the body, homosexuality, love, the voice, photography, and other important and contested terms of his thought. Performance Degree Zerooffers the first comprehensive account of Barthes's lifelong engagement with theatre and performance and fills a significant gap in Barthes criticism. It is essential reading for all Barthes scholars, theatre historians, and performance theorists.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802093875
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 209 x 153 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

An Actor Prepares
Added to basket
New Monologues for Men
Added to basket
Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men
Added to basket
The Empty Space
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Other People (TM)s Shoes
Added to basket
Actor and the Target
Added to basket
New Monologues for Women
Added to basket
Performance Theory
Added to basket
Theatre Studies: The Basics
Added to basket
The Acting Book
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dear Me
Added to basket
£14.99
CD-Audio
Movement Training for Actors
Added to basket
£28.99
Mixed media product
Contemporary Monologues for Men
Added to basket
Contemporary Monologues for Women
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.