Performance and Authenticity in the Arts

Performance and Authenticity in the Arts

by Salim Kemal
     
 

This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars from music, drama, poetry, performance art, religion, classics, and philosophy to investigate the complex and developing interaction between performance and authenticity in the arts. Together the essays suggest how issues of performance and authenticity enter into consideration of a wide range of the arts. See more details below

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This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars from music, drama, poetry, performance art, religion, classics, and philosophy to investigate the complex and developing interaction between performance and authenticity in the arts. Together the essays suggest how issues of performance and authenticity enter into consideration of a wide range of the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521147439
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Editor's acknowledgments
1Performance and authenticity1
Pt. IPerformance, religion, and authenticity13
2The Poetics of performance: the necessity of spectacle, music, and dance in Aristotelian tragedy15
3The "confessing animal" on stage: authenticity, asceticism, and the constant "inconstancie" of Elizabethan character49
4Art, religion, and the hermeneutics of authenticity66
Pt. IIUnderstanding, performance, and authenticity95
5Understanding music97
6Understanding music114
7Musical performance as analytical communication129
8Performance authenticity: possible, practical, virtuous154
9Why is it impossible in language to articulate the meaning of a work of music?175
Pt. IIIAuthenticity, poetry, and performance195
10Inauthenticity, insincerity, and poetry197
11Poetry's oral stage215
12True stories: Spalding Gray and the authenticities of performance254
Index272

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