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Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events

Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events

by Baz Kershaw


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ISBN-13: 9780521120746
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Baz Kershaw is Professor of Performance in the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

Prologue: a kind of storm 3

1 On theatre and performance ecology 5

Part 1 In The Present: Qualities of Theatre And Performance 39

Preamble 41

2 Performance contexts: theatre at the end of its tether 55

3 Performance archives: catching the Northern sublime 75

4 Performance limits: steps to a paradoxology 98

Part II Of The Past: Histories of Theatre And Performance 133

Preamble 135

5 Economies of performance: theatre against democracy 150

6 Audiences of performance: declining participation 179

7 Spectacles of performance: excesses of power 206

Part III For The Future: Ecologies Of Theatre And Performance 239

Preamble 241

8 Performance and black holes: on eco-activism 255

9 Performance and energy: on free radicals 275

10 Performance and biospheres: on hermetic theatre 300

Epilogue 319

Listen up for the cracks 320

Appendix: a chronology of chapter sources 323

Bibliography, multimedia, websites 327

Index 346

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