Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity

Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity

by Shannon Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521656052

ISBN-13: 9780521656054

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Contemporary academic discourse is filled with the word "perform". Nestled among a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of inquiries. This development is intriguing and complex for students, artists, and scholars of performance and theater. By examining the history of theater studies and related

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Overview

Contemporary academic discourse is filled with the word "perform". Nestled among a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of inquiries. This development is intriguing and complex for students, artists, and scholars of performance and theater. By examining the history of theater studies and related institutions and comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, this study offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521656054
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Series:
Theatre and Performance Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Discipline and performance: genealogy and discontinuity; 2. Institutions and performance: professing performance in the early twentieth century; 3. Culture and Performance: structures of dramatic feeling; 4. Practice and performance: modernist paradoxes and literalist legacies; 5. History and performance: blurred genres and the particularising of the past; 6. Identity and performance: racial performativity and anti-racist theatre.

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