The Performance Studies Reader / Edition 2

The Performance Studies Reader / Edition 2

by Henry Bial
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415772753

ISBN-13: 9780415772754

Pub. Date: 06/26/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Following on from the highly successful first anthology of critical and theoretical writings on performance studies, this is an updated and significantly expanded second edition which brings the anthology up to date with current debate.

The new edition contains expanded introductory essays, eight entirely new pieces, and is cross-referenced with Richard Schechner

Overview

Following on from the highly successful first anthology of critical and theoretical writings on performance studies, this is an updated and significantly expanded second edition which brings the anthology up to date with current debate.

The new edition contains expanded introductory essays, eight entirely new pieces, and is cross-referenced with Richard Schechner's second edition of Performance Studies: An Introduction. The two volumes combine perfectly to offer a unique and complete teaching resource. This important collection is also widely used by students and scholars around the world as a stand-alone text, offering a stimulating introduction to the crucial debates of performance studies.

Collecting together key critical pieces, the Reader provides an overview of the full range of performance theory for undergraduates at all levels, and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415772754
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
937,907
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     xii
Acknowledgements     xix
Introduction   Henry Bial     1
What is performance studies?     5
Performance studies: the broad spectrum approach   Richard Schechner     7
Disciplines of the text: sites of performance   W.B. Worthen     10
The liminal-norm   Jon McKenzie     26
Professing performances: disciplinary genealogies   Shannon Jackson     32
Performance studies   Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett     43
Performance studies in an age of terror   John Bell     56
What is performance?     59
Performances: belief in the part one is playing   Erving Goffman     61
Blurred genres: the refiguration of social thought   Clifford Geertz     66
What is performance?   Marvin Carlson     70
Life the movie   Neal Gabler     76
Marina Abramovic: witnessing shadows   Peggy Phelan     78
Ritual     87
Liminality and communitas   Victor Turner     89
"Performance" and other analogies   Catherine Bell     98
"The blood that runs through the veins": thecreation of identity and a client's experience of Cuban-American Santeria Dilogun divination   Michael Atwood Mason     107
Saint Orlan: ritual as violent spectacle and cultural criticism   Alyda Faber     118
Performative commemoratives, the personal, and the public: spontaneous shrines, emergent ritual   Jack Santino     125
Play     135
The nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon   Johan Huizinga     137
A theory of play and fantasy   Gregory Bateson     141
The ambiguity of play: rhetorics of fate   Brian Sutton-Smith     152
Just doing   Allan Kaprow     159
Falling apart to stay together: deep play in the Grand Marais Mardi Gras   Barry Jean Ancelet     164
Performativity     175
How to do things with-words: lecture II   J.L. Austin     177
Excerpt from "Signature Event Context"   Jacques Derrida     184
Performative acts and gender constitution: an essay in phenomenonology and feminist theory   Judith Butler     187
Introduction to Performativity and Performance   Andrew Parker   Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick     200
Theater and anthropology, theatricality and culture   Johannes Fabian      208
Performing     217
A dialogue about acting   Bertolt Brecht     219
The actor's technique   Jerzy Grotowski     223
A dream of passion   Lee Strasberg     229
Presenting and re-presenting the self: from not-acting to acting in African performance   Frances Harding     231
Reconsidering Stanislavsky: feeling, feminism, and the actor   Rhonda Blair     249
Performance processes     263
First attempts at a stylized theatre   Vsevolod Meyerhold     265
The oral artist: training and preparation   Isidore Okpewho     274
The performance text   Marco de Marinis     280
The deep order called turbulence: the three faces of dramaturgy   Eugenio Barba     300
The archaeology of performance   Mary Zimmerman     310
Global and intercultural performances     321
Performing ethnography   Victor Turner   Edie Turner     323
Of mimicry and man   Homi K. Bhabha     337
Culturas-in-extremis: performing against the cultural backdrop of the mainstream bizarre   Guillermo Gomez-Pena     345
Reverend Billy: preaching, protest, and post-industrial flanerie   Jill Lane     357
Performance studies: interventions and radical research   Dwight Conquergood     369
Translating performance   Diana Taylor     381
Index     337

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