Semiotics of nonsemiotic performance
Jestrovic, Silvija, 1970-. (2008) Semiotics of nonsemiotic performance. Semiotica, Volume 2008 (Number 168). pp. 93-107. ISSN 0037-1998Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/SEM.2008.005
This paper uses Michael Kirby's structuralist theatre and its tendency to be nonsemiotic as a point of departure to address various aspects of structuralist performance including its resistance to meaning and participation in a communication process, its metatheatrical dimensions, and its defamiliarization quality. Although in a 'pure' structuralist theatre semiotics should become obsolete, the question is whether structuralist theatre is able to fully resist the process of semiosis. Is it possible for nonsemiotic performance to stay out of semiotic space, which constantly adapts and renews its codes to accommodate new and emerging structures? Examining the scope and ability of structuralist performance to encompass both semiotic and nonsemiotic tendencies in theatre, this work tries to demonstrate that the nonsemiotic quality of structuralist performance is indeed grounded in a suppressed semiotic approach.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Performing arts -- Semiotics, Theater -- Semiotics, Structuralism, Kirby, Michael, 1931-1997 -- Criticism and interpretation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Semiotica|
|Publisher:||De Gruyter Mouton|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 93-107|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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