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Performance Affects Applied Theatre and the End of Effect

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ISBN-10: 0230354327

ISBN-13: 9780230354326

Edition: 2009

Authors: James Thompson

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: Hedonism Is a Bunker
Applied theatre
The end of effect
From Part I to Part II - from effect to affect
The End of Effect
Incidents of Cutting and Chopping
An international incident
A showpiece
Competing narratives and the public meets the private
Applied theatre as strategy or tactic?
Making a perruque
The End of the Story?
Stone 1
Stone 2
Trauma - 'a cut into the soul'
A-historical and a-cultural trauma
The imperative to tell
Trauma, the 'importance of storytelling' and the connections to theatre
The 'failure of silence'
In defence of silence (and many other forms of expression)
An ethnography of performance in crisis
Academic Scriptwriters and Bodily Affects
Rwanda performed
Re-imagining projects
The first slips - from Abiyunze to prison
A change of key - memorials
Suspended memory - Murambi
Strategic memory - Kigali Memorial Centre
Memory theatres
Back to the protean bodies
Towards Part II
Performance Affects
Performance Affects: A Kind of Triumph
From effects to affects
Defining affect
Theories of affect
Affects and the political
Theatre, performance and affect
Affect and method
Conclusion: Back to bewilderment
The Call of Beauty: An Affective Invitation
Beauty makes a comeback
A troublesome term
Performances of pain
So is beauty good?
Limiting the ephemeral
Conclusion: Beholder bias
About Face: Disturbing the Fabric of the Sensible
Facing the other
Political affects
Face to face in performance
The fabric of the sensible
Conclusion: Political passion
Conclusion: Let them slide
The end of the story?