Theatre and Museums

Overview

This book explores the relationship between theater and museums in contemporary culture and the experience of contemporary museums as theater. It shows how discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its important place in contemporary culture.

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Overview

This book explores the relationship between theater and museums in contemporary culture and the experience of contemporary museums as theater. It shows how discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its important place in contemporary culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230580206
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Series: Theatre And Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 899,842
  • Product dimensions: 4.47 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN BENNETT is a university professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. She is the editor of Feminist Theatre & Performance and the author of Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception (now in its 2nd edition) and Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface

Introduction

From Display to Experience

Re-performance

Theatre in the Museum: Collection as Performance

The Experiential Museum

Performance as Collection: Repertoire in the Museum

Conclusion: Re-performance Matters

Further Reading

Works Cited

Index

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