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Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre

Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre (Hardback)

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Throughout his career, famed critical theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) had a complex and often uneasy relationship with theatre and performance. From his early theatre criticism, through his abrupt and enigmatic silence on theatre, to the theoretical 'stagings' of his thought in the 1970s, Barthes committed several stunning reversals with his opinions on theatrical performance. In Performance Degree Zero, Timothy Scheie argues that Barthes's body of work must be considered a lifelong engagement with theatre. Exploring his changing critical methodologies, Scheie provides a new understanding of the rapid shifts in critical modes Barthes traverses, from a Sartrean Marxism in the 1950s, through semiology, to French post-structuralism and the mournful introspection of his later years. The theatrical figure illuminates Barthes's accounts of the sign, the text, the body, homosexuality, love, the voice, photography, and other important and contested terms of his thought. Performance Degree Zerooffers the first comprehensive account of Barthes's lifelong engagement with theatre and performance and fills a significant gap in Barthes criticism.

It is essential reading for all Barthes scholars, theatre historians, and performance theorists.

Film, TV & DramaTheatre Publisher: University of Toronto Press Publication Date: 14/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9780802090713  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Timothy Scheie is an associate professor in the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

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