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By R. Schechner

Few have had fairly as a lot impression in either the academy and on the planet of theatre construction as Richard Schechner. For greater than 4 a long time his paintings has challenged traditional definitions of theatre, ritual and function. whilst this seminal assortment first seemed, Schechner's strategy used to be not just novel, it was once progressive: drama isn't just anything that happens on level, yet anything that occurs in lifestyle, jam-packed with that means, and on many alternative degrees. inside those pages he examines the connections among Western and non-Western cultures, theatre and dance, anthropology, ritual, functionality in lifestyle, rites of passage, play, psychotherapy and shamanism.

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