Theatre/Archaeology

Theatre/Archaeology

by Mike Pearson, Michael Shanks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415194571

ISBN-13: 9780415194570

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Theatre/Archaeology is a brilliant and provocative challenge to disciplinary practice and intellectual boundaries. It brings together radical proposals in both archaeological and performance theory to facilitate a new way of investigating landscape and cityscape, and notions of physicality, encounter, site and context.

An extremely influential book.

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Theatre/Archaeology is a brilliant and provocative challenge to disciplinary practice and intellectual boundaries. It brings together radical proposals in both archaeological and performance theory to facilitate a new way of investigating landscape and cityscape, and notions of physicality, encounter, site and context.

An extremely influential book. (Julian Thomas, Univesity of Manchester)

Fascinating and ground-breaking. (Elin Diamond, Rutgers University)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415194570
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Preface
Introduction1
1Theatre archaeology13
Performance13
Archaeology28
Theatre archaeology: convergences53
2Theatre and archaeology68
The cyborg from archaic Greece to postmodernity: dramaturgies of sovereignty70
Gododdin: the past in the present101
Visiting the past: stories of heritage and authenticity112
Monuments and morbid echoes: choreographing the prehistoric body119
3Theatre/archaeology131
Landscape: walking132
Cityscape: walking147
Landscape: standing still151
Esgair Fraith: a sedimentary map162
Afterword and acknowledgements179
Performances187
Bibliography190
Index207

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