Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis

Pavis, Patrice

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1999. 1st. Paperback. An encyclopedic dictionary of technical and theoretical terms, the book covers all aspects of a semiotic approach to the theatre, with cross-referenced alphabetical entries ranging from absurd to word scenery. Translator(s): Shantz, Christine. Num Pages: 672 pages. BIC Classification: AN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 254 x 174 x 33. Weight in Grams: 1012. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Patrice Pavis is one of France's most brilliant academics and a leading expert internationally in the theory of theatre. Dictionary of the Theatre is an English translation of Pavis's acclaimed Dictionnaire du théâtre, now in its second printing in France.

This encyclopedic dictionary includes theoretical, technical, and semiotic terms and concepts. Alphabetical entries range from 'absurd' to 'word scenery' and treat the reader to a vast panoply of theatre and theory. The extended discussions are supported by useful examples drawn from the international repertoire of plays and playwrights, both classic and contemporary. The Foreword is by Marvin Carlson.

This dictionary is remarkably well integrated, partly because of its excellent system of cross-referencing, but also because it represents the vision and scholarship of a single, recognized authority. There is no other source like it available and it will be warmly welcomed by the English-language theatre world.

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Patrice Pavis is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Paris VIII.



Christine Shantz is Chief of Translation at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C. She has also held positions at the United Nations and Canada's Export Development Corporation, and has translated a number of literary and scholarly works.

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