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The Emergence of Theatricality as Social Practice

Palaeoperformance is a pioneering work which examines the emergence of theatricality at the birth of human societies. In the Upper Paleolithic period, over 30,000 years ago, archaeological and art historical evidence reveals the very beginnings of dramatic performance as social practice and even the institutionalization of theatricality.

212 pages | © 2009


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Table of Contents

Author’s Note
Foreword, by Steven J. Waller
Chapter 1
The Upper Palaeolithic Society
Chapter 2
Humanizing Space: Archaeological Evidence
Chapter 3
Contextualizing Theatricality
Chapter 4
Textualizing Theatricality
Chapter 5
Recontextualizing Theatricality
Conclusion: Institutionalization of Theatricality
References Cited

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