Professional wrestling and the commercial stage / Eero Laine.
Av: Laine, Eero J [aut].Serie: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020Fysisk beskrivning: viii, 148 sidor.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780815353997.Ämne: Brottning | Teater | Brottning -- sociala aspekterDDC klassifikation: 796.812 Annan klassifikation: Rbj
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Introduction: Professional wrestling and the commercial stage -- Productive theatre and professional wrestling: The business of Kayfabe -- Form and content: Professional wrestling's troubling theatrics -- Hardcore wrestling: Deregulation and theatrical danger -- Trading likenesses: Wrestling labor and the branded body -- A stock theatre company: WWE and theatrical value.
"Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional wrestling shares many theatrical elements such as plot, character, scenic design, props, and spectacle. By assessing professional wrestling as a neglected but prototypical case study in the global business of theatre, Laine argues that it is an exemplary form of globalizing, commercial theatre. He asks what theatre scholars might learn from pro wrestling and how pro wrestling might contribute to conversations beyond the ring, by considering the laboring bodies of the wrestlers, and analyzing wrestling’s form and content." //Förlagets hemsida