Performance Analysis: An Introductory Coursebook / Edition 1 by Colin Counsell | 9780415224079 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Performance Analysis: An Introductory Coursebook / Edition 1

Performance Analysis: An Introductory Coursebook / Edition 1

by Colin Counsell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415224071

ISBN-13: 9780415224079

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This revolutionary introductory performance studies coursebook brings together classic texts in critical theory and shows how these texts can be used in the analysis of performance.
The editors put their texts to work in examining such key topics as:

• decoding the sign

• the politics of performance

• the politics of gender and sexual

Overview

This revolutionary introductory performance studies coursebook brings together classic texts in critical theory and shows how these texts can be used in the analysis of performance.
The editors put their texts to work in examining such key topics as:

• decoding the sign

• the politics of performance

• the politics of gender and sexual identity

• performing ethnicity

• the performing body

• the space of performance

• audience and spectatorship

• the borders of performance.
Each reading is clearly introduced, making often complex critical texts accessible at an introductory level and immediately applicavble to the field of performance. The ideas explored within these readings are further clarified through innovative, carefully tested exercises and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224079
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Part 1: Decoding The Artefact

1.1 The Sign

1.2 Myth

1.3 Structure

1.4 The Frame

Part 2: The Politics of Performance

2.1 Ideology

2.2 Epic Theatre

2.3 The Postmodern Avant-Garde

Part 3: Performing Gender and Sexual Identity

3.1 Constructing Gender

3.1: The Property Model

3.2 Constructing Gender II: The Culture/Nature Model

3.3 The Drag Act

3.4 Gestic Criticism

3.5 Acting Camp

Part 4: Performing Ethnicity

4.1 The Other

4.2 Blackface

4.3 The Resisting Viewer

4.4 Orality

Part 5: The Performing Body

5.1 Political Bodies

5.2 Moving Bodies

5.3 Transgressive Bodies

5.4 The Body Adorned

Part 6: The Space of Performance

6.1 Enacting Space

6.2 Locus & Platea

6.3 Environmental Space

Part 7: Spectator & Audience

7.1 The Interactive Spectator

7.2 The Gaze

7.3 Structure of Feeling

Part 8: At the Borders of Performance

8.1 Lininal and Liminoid

8.2 The Pageant

8.3 Carnival

8.4 Deep Play

Part 9: Analyzing Performance.

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