Cover of: Ritual, play, and performance | edited by Richard Schechner and Mady Schuman.

Ritual, play, and performance

readings in the social sciences/theatre

Published by Seabury Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Schechner, R. Introduction: the fan and the web.
Ethology: Alland, A., Jr. The roots of art. Lorenz, K. Habit, ritual, and magic. Schaller, G. The chest-beating sequence of the mountain gorilla. Lawick-Goodall, J. V. The rain dance.
Play: Huizinga, J. Nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon. Bateson, G. A theory of play and fantasy. Lévi-Strauss, C. The science of the concrete.
Ritual and performance in everyday life: Birdwhistell, R. L. It depends on the point of view. Goffman, E. Performances, Turner, V. Social dramas and ritual metaphors.
Shamanism, trance, meditation: Anisimov, A. F. The shaman's tent of the Evenks. Kirby, E. T. The shamanistic origins of popular entertainments. Belo, J. Trance experience in Bali.
Rites, ceremonies, performances: Gould, R. A. Desert rituals and the sacred life. Grotowski, J. The theatre's new testament. Schechner, R. From ritual to theatre and back.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 223-230.

Series A Continuum book


Dewey Decimal Class 301.5/7
Library of Congress PN2049 .R5

The Physical Object

Pagination xviii, 230 p. :
Number of pages 230

ID Numbers

Open Library OL4878964M
ISBN 10 0816492859
LC Control Number 76006910
Library Thing 6224522

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