Performance and Authenticity in the Arts

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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.
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Editor's acknowledgments
1 Performance and authenticity 1
Pt. I Performance, religion, and authenticity 13
2 The Poetics of performance: the necessity of spectacle, music, and dance in Aristotelian tragedy 15
3 The "confessing animal" on stage: authenticity, asceticism, and the constant "inconstancie" of Elizabethan character 49
4 Art, religion, and the hermeneutics of authenticity 66
Pt. II Understanding, performance, and authenticity 95
5 Understanding music 97
6 Understanding music 114
7 Musical performance as analytical communication 129
8 Performance authenticity: possible, practical, virtuous 154
9 Why is it impossible in language to articulate the meaning of a work of music? 175
Pt. III Authenticity, poetry, and performance 195
10 Inauthenticity, insincerity, and poetry 197
11 Poetry's oral stage 215
12 True stories: Spalding Gray and the authenticities of performance 254
Index 272
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