Encountering the Divine

Ludic Transformation in Myth and Ritual

Edited by: Klaus-Peter Kopping

Encountering the Divine deals with the permutations of play and games and their transformative power in a variety of ritual and mythical settings, as well as in medialized forms of theatre and film. Taking the ludic as an anthropological category for the constitution, as well as the subversion of social and cultural realities, notions of the ambivalence of the ludic impulse are stressed as much as the implications for concepts of mimesis and embodiment. (Series: Performances: Intercultural Studies on Ritual, Play and Theatre - Performanzen: Interkulturelle Studien zu Ritual, Spiel und Theater - Vol. 3)

264 pages

Not Yet Published
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825856953