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Author Harsløf, Olav, 1945- author.

Title The great festival : a theoretical performance narrative of antiquity's feasts and the modern rock festival / Olav Harsløf ; translated from the Danish by Kenny Sanders
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020


Description 1 online resource (ix, 164 pages) : illustrations
Summary "The Great Festival presents and analyzes two historical festivals - the ancient Dionysus Festival and the present Roskilde Festival. The purpose is to set up two comparable structures or 'codes' to explain the universal artistic effects, structures and fascination of the festival. Olav Harsløf argues that there are major structural, organizational and economic similarities which, when exposed, can give us greater insight into today's festivals. This is illuminated through a combined performance design and event analysis of the ancient Dionysus festival and today's Roskilde Festival, explaining the festival's historicity, diversity, complexity and paradigmatic strength. This will be a discussion of great interest to researchers and students in the fields of performance studies, experience economy, theater, music, classical philology and archeology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes "Routledge focus."--Front cover
Olav Harsløf is former professor at the Department of Performance Design, Roskilde University, Denmark, and before that head of The Danish National Academy of Theatre, and the Danish National Conservatory of Rhythmic Music. He has, together with Dorita Hannah, edited the book Performance Design (Museum Tusculanum Press 2008) and written the article "PHantom of the Operas in Sidney and Copenhagen"; and together with Erik Kristiansen edited the book Engaging Spaces - Sites of Performance, Interaction and Reflection (Museum Tusculanum Press 2015) and written the article "Space as Provocation."
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis Group, viewed May 19, 2020)
Subject Roskilde Festival.
Roskilde Festival.
Rock music festivals.
Performing arts -- Philosophy
ARCHITECTURE -- Criticism.
ART -- General.
Performing arts -- Philosophy.
Rock music festivals.
Form Electronic book
Author Sanders, Kenny, translator.
LC no. 2019055689
ISBN 9780429261848