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- DescriptionAnalysis 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 n-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.
- Author BiographyDomenico Pietropaolo is Professor of Italian Studies and Drama at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he is also Principal of St. Michael's College and Senior Fellow of Massey College.
- Author(s)Domenico Pietropaolo
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication22/09/2016
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Series TitleBloomsbury Advances in Semiotics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Weight426 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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