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Palaeoperformance

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

Acknowledgements
Author’s Note
Foreword, by Steven J. Waller
 
Introduction
 
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
Index

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