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Professing Performance Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity

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ISBN-10: 0521656052

ISBN-13: 9780521656054

Edition: 2004

Authors: Shannon Jackson, Tracy C. Davis

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Contemporary academic discourse is filled with the word "perform". Nestled among a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of inquiries. This development is intriguing and complex for students, artists, and scholars of performance and theater. By examining the history of theater studies and related institutions and comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, this study offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context.
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List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.54" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Philip Molyneux is Professor of Banking and Finance in the School of Accounting, Banking and Economics at the University of Wales, Banner and Professor of Financial Services and Financial Conglomerates at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His main research interests relate to the structure, efficiency and performance of banking markets and financial systems, areas in which he has written widely. He has acted as a consultant to many international banks and organisations, including the New York Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank and European Commission. He is currently a member of the UK's National Institute's Advisory Panel on the European Financial Markets Programme. Nidal…    

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