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Performance Analysis: An Introductory Coursebook
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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSEBOOK

PAPERBACK BY COUNSELL, COLIN; WOLF, LAURIE

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ISBN
9780415224079
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PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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PAPERBACK
PAGES
272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
15 MAR 2001

DESCRIPTION

This revolutionary introductory performance studies coursebook brings together classic texts in critical theory and shows how these texts can be used in the analysis of performance. The editors put their texts to work in examining such key topics as: * decoding the sign * the politics of performance * the politics of gender and sexual identity * performing ethnicity * the performing body * the space of performance * audience and spectatorship * the borders of performance. Each reading is clearly introduced, making often complex critical texts accessible at an introductory level and immediately applicavble to the field of performance. The ideas explored within these readings are further clarified through innovative, carefully tested exercises and activities.

CONTENTS

Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: Decoding The Artefact 1.1 The Sign 1.2 Myth 1.3 Structure 1.4 The Frame Part 2: The Politics of Performance 2.1 Ideology 2.2 Epic Theatre 2.3 The Postmodern Avant-Garde Part 3: Performing Gender and Sexual Identity 3.1 Constructing Gender 1: The Property Model 3.2 Constructing Gender II: The Culture/Nature Model 3.3 The Drag Act 3.4 Gestic Criticism 3.5 Acting Camp Part 4: Performing Ethnicity 4.1 The Other 4.2 Blackface 4.3 The Resisting Viewer 4.4 Orality Part 5: The Performing Body 5.1 Political Bodies 5.2 Moving Bodies 5.3 Transgressive Bodies 5.4 The Body Adorned Part 6: The Space of Performance 6.1 Enacting Space 6.2 Locus & Platea 6.3 Environmental Space Part 7: Spectator & Audience 7.1 The Interactive Spectator 7.2 The Gaze 7.3 Structure of Feeling Part 8: At the Borders of Performance 8.1 Lininal and Liminoid 8.2 The Pageant 8.3 Carnival 8.4 Deep Play Part 9: Analysing Performance.