Richard Schechner
Abstract

Abstract:

As one of the founders of the discipline of performance studies, Richard Schechner has been instrumental in the development of new paradigms for experiencing and theorizing theatre in Asia. The impact of his scholarship, teaching, mentorship, theatrical practice, and editorship of TDR: The Drama Review is significant worldwide. Many of his major theoretical constructs have grown out of his encounters in and with Asia, particularly India and China.