Semiotics at the Circus

Semiotics at the Circus

circus. space. My friend Nigel thinks he has arranged a meeting for me to become acquainted with the resident clown of the BlackpoolTower Circus. I have published several articles about hispredecessor, thecelebratedCharlie Cairoli,and ...

Author: Paul Bouissac

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110218299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Semiotics is long on theoretical, often obscure discourses, but short on applications that demonstrate with clarity the applicability of its methods. This book confronts a challenging object, the circus, and endeavors to describe its performances in ways that explain how circus acts produce meaning and cause a deep emotional involvement for their audiences. The approach is not top-down, such as would be a method that would dogmatically apply a particular theory to fully explain the phenomena in terms of this theory alone. Epistemologically, this book is an example of the bottom-up strategy, which consists of considering first the objects and heuristically calling upon methodological resources in a broad theoretical array to come to grips with the problems that are encountered. Any circus act is a complex event that has cognitive and emotional dimensions. It is also a part of a history and an institution, and cannot be abstracted from its cultural and sociological contexts. Thus the range of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches must include structural semiotics, biosemiotics, pragmatics, socio-semiotics, cultural anthropology, the cognitive sciences, the psychology and sociology of emotions, to name only the most important. But the ultimate focus of this book is to enable the readers to better understand the meaning of circus performances and to appreciate the skills and creativity of this traditional popular art, which constantly renews itself from generation to generation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Circus in flux

Circus in flux

An introduction to the contemporary circus 6 Marc Laumonier: „Nadj, nouvelle piste pour la danse“, in: liberation.fr, 15. Januar 1996 (http://next.liberation.fr/ culture/1996/01/15/nadj-nouvelle-piste-pour-la-danse-le- ...

Author: CircusDanceFestival

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 9783957494474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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In den letzten fünfzig Jahren hat der Zirkus einen bemerkenswerten Wandel erlebt. Progressive Zirkusformen haben sich international als "Zeitgenössischer Zirkus" eine neue Position innerhalb der Gesellschaft erobert. Das Arbeitsbuch widmet sich dieser noch jungen Zirkusform und präsentiert Analysen, Interviews, Kommentare, umfangreiches Fotomaterial und künstlerische Positionen internationaler und deutscher Zirkuskünstlerinnen und -künstler. Mit der zusätzlichen Sondereinlage des VOICES Magazins "Re-thinking objects" taucht das Buch tief in den aktuellen zirkusästhetischen Diskurs über neue Materialismen ein und nimmt außerdem die Verbindungen zum zeitgenössischen Tanz auf.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

novel product of Cirque (at the time of writing there are more than 20 resident productions world-wide) is not a circus at all. Regardless, the enormous success of Cirque has led many competing circuses to redefine what a circus is—or ...

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000156058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 626

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The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical and theoretical issues. It is organised into three accessible sections, Perspectives, Precedents and Presents, which approach historical aspects, current issues, and the future of circus performance. The chapters, grouped together into 13 theme-based sub-sections, provide a clear entry point into the field and emphasise the diversity of approaches available to students and scholars of circus studies. Classic accounts of performance, including pieces by Philippe Petit and Friedrich Nietzsche, are included alongside more recent scholarship in the field. Edited by two scholars whose work is strongly connected to the dynamic world of performance, The Routledge Circus Studies Reader is an essential teaching and study resource for the emerging discipline of circus studies. It also provides a stimulating introduction to the field for lovers of circus.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Circus Menagerie

The Circus Menagerie

DAVY WINKLE IN CIRCUSLAND THE ADVENTURES OF DIGGELDY DAN IN THE LAND OF DIGGELDY DAN THE FRIENDS OF DIGGELDY DAN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CIRCUS THE CIRCUS MENAGERIE CIRCUS MENAGERIE BY EDWIN P. NORWOOD ILLUSTRATED GARDEN CITY NEW Hooks by ...

Author: Edwin P. Norwood

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B40797

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 298

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Categories: Animal behavior

Getting and Staying Productive

Getting and Staying Productive

And, nothing could bring those towns to a complete standstill like the traveling circus. The circus was the one attraction that could pack an entire town into its seats. Everything stopped for the circus. Only for the largest cities, ...

Author: Roger W. Schmenner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107379800

Category: Business & Economics

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All kinds of processes – those that make things or deliver services or operate companies – can be made more productive, and society's continued well-being requires it. This book is for all those with a stake in improving how companies run. It introduces the concept of 'swift, even flow' and explains how that concept stands behind popular business tools such as 'lean' principles and Six Sigma. More than that, it shows how swift, even flow can lead to deep, strategic insights and fresh ideas. The book uses many examples, both contemporary and historic, and 16 case studies from all sorts of business situations to demonstrate how swift, even flow can be applied. Services and manufacturing, supply chains and individual operations, product development and outsourcing, strategy and tactics, hourly workers and top level executives – all benefit from this fundamental re-thinking of what it takes to become productive.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rome and the Campagna an Historical and Topographical Description of the Site Buildings and Neighbourhood of Ancient Rome by Robert Burn

Rome and the Campagna an Historical and Topographical Description of the Site  Buildings and Neighbourhood of Ancient Rome by Robert Burn

4 Septa and Villa Publica , and no room left for the circus in that direction . We should , therefore , expect to find it in the quarter traversed by the Via della Botteghe Oscure , and in the neighbourhood of the Palazzo Mattei .

Author: Robert Burn

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF005802876

Category:

Page: 483

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Rome and the Campagna

Rome and the Campagna

Septa and Villa Publica , and no room left for the circus in that direction . We should , therefore , expect to find it in the quarter traversed by the Via della Botteghe Oscure , and in the neighbourhood of the Palazzo Mattei .

Author: Robert Burn

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89100082031

Category: Campagna di Roma (Italy)

Page: 666

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Categories: Campagna di Roma (Italy)

Jess Willard

Jess Willard

Despite having volunteered to join the military in the first flush of patriotic enthusiasm, Willard really assumed that he would continue with the circus during 1917. While the circus was profitable for the month of April, by May things ...

Author: Arly Allen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626376

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Jess Willard, the “Pottawatomie Giant,” won the heavyweight title in 1915 with his defeat of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. At 6 feet, 6 inches and 240 pounds, Willard was considered unbeatable in his day. He nonetheless lost to Jack Dempsey in 1919 in one of the most brutally one-sided contests in fistic history. Willard later made an initially successful comeback but was defeated by Luis Firpo in 1923 and retired from the ring. He died in 1968, largely forgotten by the boxing public. Featuring photographs from the Willard family archives, this first full-length biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America’s boxing greats.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

McClure s Magazine

McClure s Magazine

BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE CIRCUS . BY CLEVELAND MOFFETT . THE HE perfection of organization in a noticed part of himself , like his hat or his , great circus makes the life very hands . monotonous . A man must do exactly the Circus ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0013869169

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Circus and Allied Arts

Circus and Allied Arts

A World Bibliography, 1500-[1962] Based Mainly on Circus Literature in the British Museum, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale and on His Own Collection. With a Foreword by M. Willson Disher Raymond Toole-Stott.

Author: Raymond Toole-Stott

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018334075

Category: Circus

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Categories: Circus