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Architectonics of Theatricality

Theatre Performance in a Semiotic Perspective

Ivaylo Alexandroff

The cultural discourse of theatrical performance defines the theatre sign interaction as an active semiosis. This, in turn, specifies the main objective of the study – the formulation of the basic parameters of this architectonics as a fundament of théâtralité. Since the time of Antiquity the theatre has always been discussing general aesthetic, philosophical, ethical and social issues in the context of a visual image of the specific objects of an intellectual discourse. The book takes a close look at this process of signification, formation of meanings, presentation and interpretation on stage: a theatre performance is a product of an intense sign environment and a major symbol of theatricality.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataAleksandrov, Ivailo.[Arkhitektonika na teatralnostta. English]Architectonics of theatricality : theatre performance in a semiotic perspective / IvayloAlexandroff. — First edition.pages cmIncludes bibliographical references.ISBN 978-3-631-66684-51. Theater—Semiotics. 2. Semiotics. I. Title.PN2041.S45A4413 2015792.01′4—dc23


Gratefully acknowledging financial supportof the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture

Cover photo: © Ivaylo Alexandroff

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