From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism / Edition 1

From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism / Edition 1

by Philip Auslander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415157870

ISBN-13: 9780415157872

Pub. Date: 05/14/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From Acting to Performance collects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Together these essays provide a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.
Auslander examines performance genres

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Overview

From Acting to Performance collects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Together these essays provide a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.
Auslander examines performance genres ranging from theatre and dance to performance art and stand-up comedy. In doing so he discusses an impressive line-up of practitioners including Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brook, Willem Dafoe, the Wooster Group, Augusto Boal, Kate Bornstein, and Orlan.
From Acting to Performance is a must for all students and scholars interested in contemporary theatre and performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415157872
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. IFrom acting to performance11
2"Holy theatre" and catharsis13
3"Just be your self": logocentrism and differance in performance theory28
4Task and vision: Willem Dafoe in LSD39
Pt. IIPostmodernism and performance47
5Presence and theatricality in the discourse of performance and the visual arts49
6Toward a concept of the political in postmodern theatre58
7Embodiment: the politics of postmodern dance73
Pt. IIIPostmodern body politics87
8Vito Acconci and the politics of the body in postmodern performance89
9Boal, Blau, Brecht: the body98
10"Brought to you by Fem-Rage": stand-up comedy and the politics of gender108
11The surgical self: body alteration and identity126
Notes141
Bibliography154
Name Index163
Subject Index167

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