Performance and Cultural Politics [NOOK Book]

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Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust ...
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Performance and Cultural Politics

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Overview

Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes:
* Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo
* Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory
* Genealogies: Critical Performances
* Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law
In the concluding section, 'Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies.
Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136165955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Acting Out Orientalism: Sapphic Theatricality in Turn-of-the-Century Paris 15
3 Posing the Question: Wilde, Wit, and the Ways of Man 35
4 Doing It Anyway: Lesbian Sado-Masochism and Performance 48
5 Playing Dead in Stone, or, When is a Rose Not a Rose? 65
6 Spectacles of Suffering: Performing Presence, Absence, and Historical Memory at U.S. Holocaust Museums 89
7 Festivities and Jubilations on the Graves of the Dead: Sanctifying Sullied Space 108
8 Pygmalion's No-body and the Body of Dance 133
9 After us the Savage Goddess: Feminist Performance Art of the Explicit Body Staged, Uneasily, Across Modernist Dreamscapes 157
10 Flat-out Vision 179
11 Liveness: Performance and the Anxiety of Simulation 198
12 Kinship, Intelligence, and Memory as Improvisation: Culture and Performance in New Orleans 219
13 Forms of Appearance of Value: Homer Plessy and the Politics of Privacy 239
14 Thoughts on My Career, The Other Weapon, and Other Projects 267
Index 285
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