Performance Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415772753

ISBN-13: 9780415772754

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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This reader provides a lively anthology of critical writings on the burgeoning discipline of performance studies. It provides an overview of the full range of performance theory for undergraduates at all levels, and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre and performing arts.
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List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Rhona Justice-Malloyis Chair of and a Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Mississippi. Contributors:Joseph Bromfield / Jackson R. Bryer / Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh / Larry D. Clark / Paul Cornwell / Christin Essin / Valleri J. Hohman / Marc Martinez / Elizabeth Osborne / Carolyn D. Roark / Robert Shimko

DR SARA BRADY Assistant Professor at Bronx Community College/City University of New York, USA. She received her PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. With Fintan Walsh she edited the collection Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture (Palgrave, 2009). Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review , American Theatre magazine, and New Hibernia Review .

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is performance studies?
Performance studies: the broad spectrum approach
Disciplines of the text: sites of performance
The liminal-norm
Professing performances: disciplinary genealogies
Performance studies
Performance studies in an age of terror
What is performance?
Performances: belief in the part one is playing
Blurred genres: the refiguration of social thought
What is performance?
Life the movie
Marina Abramovic: witnessing shadows
Ritual
Liminality and communitas
"Performance" and other analogies
"The blood that runs through the veins": the creation of identity and a client's experience of Cuban-American Santeria Dilogun divination
Saint Orlan: ritual as violent spectacle and cultural criticism
Performative commemoratives, the personal, and the public: spontaneous shrines, emergent ritual
Play
The nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon
A theory of play and fantasy
The ambiguity of play: rhetorics of fate
Just doing
Falling apart to stay together: deep play in the Grand Marais Mardi Gras
Performativity
How to do things with-words: lecture II
Excerpt from "Signature Event Context"
Performative acts and gender constitution: an essay in phenomenonology and feminist theory
Introduction to Performativity and Performance
Theater and anthropology, theatricality and culture
Performing
A dialogue about acting
The actor's technique
A dream of passion
Presenting and re-presenting the self: from not-acting to acting in African performance
Reconsidering Stanislavsky: feeling, feminism, and the actor
Performance processes
First attempts at a stylized theatre
The oral artist: training and preparation
The performance text
The deep order called turbulence: the three faces of dramaturgy
The archaeology of performance
Global and intercultural performances
Performing ethnography
Of mimicry and man
Culturas-in-extremis: performing against the cultural backdrop of the mainstream bizarre
Reverend Billy: preaching, protest, and post-industrial flanerie
Performance studies: interventions and radical research
Translating performance
Index
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