Creativity in Performance
Robert Keith Sawyer
Ablex, 1997 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
This book is for readers interested in the latest research on creativity in performance. The chapters cover an impressive interdisciplinary scope, and include studies of jazz, African dancing, improvisational theater, situation comedies, children's puppet plays, and Nepalese drumming. Each chapter speaks to broader themes that will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, anthropology, communication, musicology, and performance studies.
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