Book , Print in English

The performance studies reader

edited by Henry Bial.
  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
  • 2nd ed.
  • xxiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • note: 1. Performance studies : the broad spectrum approach / Richard Schechner
  • 2. Disciplines of the text : sites of performance / W. B. Worthen
  • 3. liminal-norm / Jon McKenzie
  • 4. Professing performances : disciplinary genealogies / Shannon Jackson
  • 5. Performance studies / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
  • 6. Performance studies in an age of terror / John Bell
  • 7. Performances : belief in the part one is playing / Erving Goffman
  • 8. Blurred genres : the refiguration of social thought / Clifford Geertz
  • 9. What is performance? / Marvin Carlson
  • 10. Life the movie / Neal Gabler
  • 11. Marin Abramovic : witnessing shadows / Peggy Phelan
  • 12. Liminality and communitas / Victor Turner
  • 13. "Performance" and other analogies / Catherine Bell
  • 14. "The blood that runs through the veins" : the creation of identity and a client's experience of Cuban-American Santeria Dilogun divination / Michael Atwood Mason
  • 15. Saint Orlan : ritual as violent spectacle and cultural criticism / Alyda Faber
  • 16. Performative commemoratives, the personal, and the public : spontaneous shrines, emergent ritual / Jack Santino
  • 17. nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon / Johan Huizinga
  • 18. theory of play and fantasy / Gregory Bateson
  • 19. ambiguity of play : rhetorics of fate / Brian Sutton-Smith
  • 20. Just doing / Allan Kaprow
  • 21. Falling apart to stay together : deep play in the Grand Marais Mardi Gras / Barry Jean Ancelet
  • 22. How to do things with words : lecture II / J. L. Austin
  • 23. Excerpt from "Signature event context" / Jacques Derrida
  • 24. Performative acts and gender constitution : an essay in phenomenology and feminist theory / Judith Butler
  • 25. Introduction to Performativity and performance / Andrew Parker / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • 26. Theatre and anthropology, theatricality and culture / Johannes Fabian
  • 27. dialogue about acting / Bertolt Brecht
  • 28. actor's technique / Jerzy Grotowski
  • 29. dream of passion / Lee Strasberg
  • 30. Presenting and re-presenting the self : from not-acting to acting in African performance / Frances Harding
  • 31. Reconsidering Stanislavsky : feeling, feminism, and the actor / Rhonda Blair
  • 32. First attempts at a stylized theatre / Vsevolod Meyerhold
  • 33. oral artist : training and preparation / Isidore Okpewho
  • 34. performance text / Marco De Marinis
  • 35. deep order called turbulence : the three faces of dramaturgy / Eugenio Barba
  • 36. archaeology of performance / Mary Zimmerman
  • 37. Performing ethnography / Victor Turner / Edie Turner
  • 38. Of mimicry and man / Homi K. Bhabha
  • 39. Culturas-in-extremis : performing against the cultural backdrop of the mainstream bizarre / Guillermo Gomez-Pena
  • 40. Reverend Billy : preaching, protest, and post-industrial flanerie / Jill Lane
  • 41. Performance studies : interventions and radical research / Dwight Conquergood.
Other information
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Gift of Dr. Richard Macksey; FY2015.
ISBN
  • 0415772745
  • 9780415772747
  • 0415772753
  • 9780415772754
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006101417
  • OCLC: 76967330
  • OCLC: 76967330