Twentieth-Century Performance Reader

ISBN-10: 0415252873

ISBN-13: 9780415252874

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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Description: The Twentieth Century Performance Readerprovides a pioneering introduction to all types of performance - dance, drama, music, opera and live art. It presents a selection of texts by over thirty practitioners, critics and theorists, which together affirmperformanceas a discipline in its own terms. The Twentieth Century Performance Readerfeatures: * contextual summaries and suggestions for further reading * a definitive bibliography * an invaluable contextual summary of the field. Organised alphabetically rather than chronologically or according to art form,The Twentieth Century Performance Readerinvites cross-disciplinary comparisons. Here, together in one volume, are all the major statements on performance written this century: from Adolph Appia to Laurie Anderson.

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List price: $65.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Deadly Theatre
Trisha Brown: an Interview
Performative Acts and Gender Constitution
Four Statements on the Dance
What is Performance?
Current Trends/The Director as Partly Actor
The Actor and the Uber-Marionette
You Have to Love Dancing To Stick To It
The Dancer of the Future
On Performance Writing
How To Write a Play
Choreographing History
Performance Art from Futurism to the Present
Statement of Principle
Man, Once Dead, Crawl Back!
The Art of Making Dances
Of the Futility of the "Theatrical" in Theatre
A Conversation
The Theatre of Death: A Manifesto
Assemblages, Environments and Happenings
Interview
Robert Lepage in discussion
The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism
Characteristics of the Modern Dance
First Attempts at a Stylised Theatre
19 Answers by Heiner Muller
Epic Satire
Yvonne Rainer
How Did Dada Begin?
The Five Avant Gardes or none?
Man and Art Figure
Theatre in African Traditional Cultures: Survival Patterns
Intonations and Pauses
Stelarc : Interview
The Philosophy of Modern Dance
Argument: Text and Performance
Interview A Chronology of Texts
A Bibliography of Performance
Index
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