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Semiotics and Pragmatics of Stage Improvisation (Paperback) (Domenico Pietropaolo)

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Analysis of improvisation as a compositional practice in the Commedia dell'Arte and related traditions from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Domenic Pietropaolo takes textual material from the stage traditions of Italy, France, Germany and England, and covers comedic drama, dance, pantomime and dramatic theory, and more. He shines a light onto 'the signs of improvised communication'.

The book is comprehensive in its analysis of improvised dramatic art across theatrical genres, and is multimodal in looking at the spoken word, gestural and non-verbal signs. The book focusses on dramatic text as well as:

- The semiotics of stage discourse, including semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects of sign production - The physical and material conditions of sign-production including biomechanical limitations of masks and costumes.

Semiotics and Pragmatics of Stage Improvisation is the product of an entire career spent researching the semiotics of the stage and it is essential reading for semioticians and students of performance arts.

Number of Pages: 154
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts, Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Domenico Pietropaolo
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2016
TCIN: 51740146
UPC: 9781474225793
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6944

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