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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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Ivaylo Alexandroff (born January 9, 1969 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, EU) has completed a Master Degree at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia in Theatre Studies (1996) and Theatre Directing (1999) and received his PhD degree at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia in 2015 (2009), writing his dissertation “Theatrical Performance in a Semiotic Perspective”.

Primary this work fully supplemented and revised has been published as a book in Bulgarian language by Prosveta Publishing House with a title “Architectonics of Theatricality” (2012) and received Nomination for Theatre Criticism by the Guild of Drama Specialists, Critics and Dramatists, National Awards IKAR® 2013, Union of the Bulgarian Actors.

Ivaylo Alexandroff has specialized as a PhD student at the Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki and University of Helsinki (2005 - 2008) with a double doctoral grant by the Finnish Government (CIMO) and exceptional research grant of the Niilo Hilander Foundation, Finland.

As a theorist, he has presented numerous publications at home and abroad encompassing a semiotic approach to theater performance and also participated as a lecturer at many international congresses, conferences and symposiums in Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, China, South Korea and Argentina.

Ivaylo Alexandroff is a specialist in the field of Argentinean tango and general founder of LAOKOONTANGO (2005) - He has directed, performed and choreographed numerous theater performances, TV shows, movies, video productions, theatrical events, stage shows. He currently works as a theatre director, actor, researcher, theorist,...

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