Theatrical Speech Acts Performing Language

Theatrical Speech Acts: Performing Language explores the significance and impact of words in performance, probing how language functions in theatrical scenarios, what it can achieve under particular conditions, and what kinds of problems ...

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000027066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Theatrical Speech Acts: Performing Language explores the significance and impact of words in performance, probing how language functions in theatrical scenarios, what it can achieve under particular conditions, and what kinds of problems may arise as a result. Presenting case studies from around the globe—spanning Argentina, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Thailand, the UK and the US—the authors explore key issues related to theatrical speech acts, such as (post)colonial language politics; histories, practices and theories of translation for/in performance; as well as practices and processes of embodiment. With scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds examining theatrical speech acts—their preconditions, their cultural and bodily dimensions as well as their manifold political effects—the book introduces readers to a crucial linguistic dimension of historical and contemporary processes of interweaving performance cultures. Ideal for drama, theater, performance, and translation scholars worldwide, Theatrical Speech Acts opens up a unique perspective on the transformative power of language in performance.

Theatrical Speech Acts Performing Language

With scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds examining theatrical speech acts--their preconditions, their cultural and bodily dimensions as well as their manifold political effects--the book introduces readers to a ...

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781032238968

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Page: 262

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Theatrical Speech Acts: Performing Language explores the significance and impact of words in performance, probing how language functions in theatrical scenarios, what it can achieve under particular conditions, and what kinds of problems may arise as a result. Presenting case studies from around the globe--spanning Argentina, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Thailand, the UK and the US--the authors explore key issues related to theatrical speech acts, such as (post)colonial language politics; histories, practices and theories of translation for/in performance; as well as practices and processes of embodiment. With scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds examining theatrical speech acts--their preconditions, their cultural and bodily dimensions as well as their manifold political effects--the book introduces readers to a crucial linguistic dimension of historical and contemporary processes of interweaving performance cultures. Ideal for drama, theater, performance, and translation scholars worldwide, Theatrical Speech Acts opens up a unique perspective on the transformative power of language in performance.

Theatre Histories

INTERPRETIVE APPROACH: Speech act theory Speech act theory may be stated simply as "to say something is to do ... However, like Eliade, Austin has been criticized for his failure to emphasize differences between languages and cultures.

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134042949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

... Translational Politics of Surtitling: Lola Arias's Campo minado/Minefield,” in Theatrical Speech Acts: Performing Language, ed. Erika Fischer- Lichte, Torsten Jost, and Saskya Iris Jain (London: Routledge, 2020), 119–30, 121. 11.

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205435X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Explores how women playwrights illuminate the contemporary world and contribute to its reshaping

Performance A Critical Introduction

Kristeva, Desire in Language, p.75. Ibid., p.46. Sandy Petrey, Speech Acts and Literary Theory, London, Routledge, 1990, p. ... Eli Rozik, "Categorization of Speech Acts in Play and Performance Analysis,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and ...

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136498656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists, and cultural theorists. Topics covered include: *the evolution of performance art since the 1960s *the relationship between performance, postmodernism, the politics of identity, and current cultural studies *the recent theoretical developments in the study of performance in the fields of anthropology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and technology. With a fully updated bibliography and additional glossary of terms, students of performance studies, visual and performing arts or theatre history will welcome this new version of a classic text.

Speech Acts and Literary Theory

To fulfill the responsibility drama assigns it, language must also do things with direct and perceptible impact on its ... Austin was well advised to appropriate the lexicon of the theater¦perform, act—as the core of his terminology.

Author: Sandy Petrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134983735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book, first published in 1990, combines an introduction to speech-act theory as developed by J. L. Austin with a survey of critical essays that have adapted Austin's thought for literary analysis. Speech-act theory emphasizes the social reality created when speakers agree that their language is performative - Austin's term for utterances like: "we hereby declare" or "I promise" that produce rather than describe what they name. In contrast to formal linguistics, speech-act theory insists on language's active prominence in the organization of collective life. The first section of the text concentrates on Austin's determination to situate language in society by demonstrating the social conventions manifest in language. The second and third parts of the book discuss literary critics' responses to speech-act theory's socialisation of language, which have both opened new understandings of textuality in general and stimulated new interpretations of individual works. This book will be of interest to students of linguistics and literary theory.

The Theatre of Frank McGuinness

The latter he refers to as “ performative speech , and he goes on to identify different kinds of performative language . ' Illocutionary ' speech acts do what they say they are doing in the moment of speech , such as saying ' I do ' in ...

Author: Helen Lojek

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781904505013

Category: Drama

Page: 197

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The first edited collection of essays about internationally renowned Irish playwright Frank McGuinness focuses on both performance and text. Interpreters come to diverse conclusions, creating a vigorous dialogue that enriches understanding and reflects a strong consensus about the value of McGuinness's complex work. REVIEWS ". . . a fascinating and diverse collection of reactions to the work of Frank McGuinness". Reviewed by : Patrick Mason ". . . Frank McGuinness's drama in its richness and variety calls out for what this collection of essays supplies: A multi-authored volume by both practitioners and academics.....thoughtful, stimulating collection". Reviewed by : Anthony Roche "The diversity of the playwright's work is well matched in the collection by the scale of the different approaches the authors of the essays and talks take...I recommend the book especially to those who McGuinness difficult, but all readers are likely to put it down enriched and with a reformed view of drama and theatre in general" Reviewed by : Maria Kurdi, Drama League Magazine of Ireland, Spring 2004

Analysing the Pragmatics of Speech Acts in Sitcom and Drama Audiovisual Genres

Course books and films in foreign language teaching: A pragmatic approach. Studies in English Language and Linguistics 4: 181-206. Martínez-Flor, A. & Usó-Juan, E. (2010a). Pragmatics and speech act performance.

Author: Manuel Rodríguez Peñarroja

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527557359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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This book provides positive evidence regarding the validity of the language used in sitcom and drama audiovisual genres and its possible applicability to the teaching of pragmatics in English as second and foreign language contexts. The first part of the text includes a description of pragmatics and its components, speech act theories development, and the use of audiovisual input for the teaching of pragmatic aspects. The second section is devoted to the sitcom and drama transcripts analysis of direct and indirect realisations of multiple speech acts as pragmalinguistic resources, sociopragmatic variables that may influence conversation, such as politeness needs and context, and interactional patterns, including turn-taking, sequences and adjacency pairs. The book provides insightful quantitative and qualitative results which will serve to confirm, along with previous research, the usefulness and validity of this type of input, not only for teaching pragmatics, but also for the development of tasks and activities with different pedagogical outcomes and students’ needs. As such, this volume is a useful resource for pragmaticians and discourse analysis scholars since its complete analysis of transcripts justifies the validity of audiovisual input and its different applications.

Theatre Translation in Performance

In drama, both semantics and syntax depend upon 'deixis', the referential axis which regulates speech-acts, and upon 'performativity' through a language that develops actions. Dramatic speeches are more than simply locutionary acts: ...

Author: Silvia Bigliazzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135103755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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This volume focuses on the highly debated topic of theatrical translation, one brought on by a renewed interest in the idea of performance and translation as a cooperative effort on the part of the translator, the director, and the actors. Exploring the role and function of the translator as co-subject of the performance, it addresses current issues concerning the role of the translator for the stage, as opposed to the one for the editorial market, within a multifarious cultural context. The current debate has shown a growing tendency to downplay and challenge the notion of translational accuracy in favor of a recreational and post-dramatic attitude, underlying the role of the director and playwright instead. This book discusses the delicate balance between translating and directing from an intercultural, semiotic, aesthetic, and interlingual perspective, taking a critical stance on approaches that belittle translation for the theatre or equate it to an editorial practice focused on literality. Chapters emphasize the idea of dramatic translation as a particular and extremely challenging type of performance, while consistently exploring its various textual, intertextual, intertranslational, contextual, cultural, and intercultural facets. The notion of performance is applied to textual interpretation as performance, interlingual versus intersemiotic performance, and (inter)cultural performance in the adaptation of translated texts for the stage, providing a wide-ranging discussion from an international group of contributors, directors, and translators.

Theatre Performance and Change

For this analysis, I draw on theoretical conversations, still ongoing, regarding performative language, speech acts, and the limits and possibilities of words that do things as articulated by Austin (1962) and expanded upon ...

Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331965828X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.