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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.

BIC Classifications

  • The arts (A)
    • Theatre studies (AN)
      • Theatre: technical & background skills (ANH)
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Semiotics / semiology (GTE)
  • Humanities (H)
    • Philosophy (HP)
      • Philosophy: aesthetics (HPN)

BISAC Classifications

  • Drama (DRA)
    • DRAMA / General (DRA000000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory (LIT006000)
  • Philosophy (PHI)
    • PHILOSOPHY / General (PHI000000)
    • PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics (PHI001000)

THEMA Classifications

  • The Arts (A)
    • Performing arts (AT)
      • Theatre studies (ATD)
        • Theatre: technical & background skills (ATDH)
  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Philosophy of language (CFA)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Semiotics / semiology (GTD)
  • Philosophy & Religion (Q)
    • Philosophy (QD)
      • Topics in philosophy (QDT)
        • Philosophy: aesthetics (QDTN)