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Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance

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ISBN-10: 1403997071

ISBN-13: 9781403997074

Edition: 2006

Authors: Matthew Reason

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The documentation of practice forms one of the principle concerns of performance studies, providing an ongoing dilemma for theorists and practitioners who at once celebrate the ephemerality of the live arts yet grapple with the need to know, see and think about performance after the disappearance of the thing itself. Concentrating on contemporary performance practice and with particular emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, moral and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations.
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 269
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Matthew Reason is a senior lecturer in theater and the head of MA Studies in Creative Practice at York St John University in England. He is the author of, most recently, The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experience of Theatre.

List of Illustrations
Preface: About the Cover
Documentation and Disappearance
Proper Research, Improper Memory
Video Documents
Screen Reworkings
Photography, Truth and Revelation
Photography, Publicity and Representation
Reviewing Performance
Writing the Live
The Representation of Live Performance
Performance Works Cited