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From Acting to Performance : Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism - Philip Auslander

From Acting to Performance

Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism

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Published: 10th April 1997
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From Acting to Performancecollects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Spanning over a decade, the essays survey the changes in acting and performance that occurred during the transition from the ecstatic theatre of the Vietnam era to the postmodern irony of the 1980s. Starting with the modern acting theories that inspired theatrical experimentalists of the 1960s such as Jerzy Grotowski and Jacques Copeau and ranging to 1990s performance artists and stand-up comics such as Kate Bornstein and Rosanne Barr,From Acting to Performanceprovides critical analyses of modernist acting theories. Auslander argues that traditional theatre and contemporary performance studies are united by shared concerns and critical approaches.

Introduction
From Acting to Performance
"Holy Theatre" and Catharsis
"Just Be Your Self": Logocentrism and Difference in Performance Theory
Task and Vision: Willem Dafoe in LSD
Postmodernism and Performance
Presence and Theatricality in the Discourse of Theatre and the Visual Arts
Toward a Concept of the Political in Postmodern Theatre
Embodiment: The Politics of Postmodern Dance
Postmodern Body Politics
Vito Acconci and the Politics of the Body in Postmodern Performance
Boal, Blau, Brecht: The Body
"Brought to You By Fem-Rage": Stand-up Comedy and the Politics of Gender
The Surgical Self: Body Alteration and Identity
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780415157872
ISBN-10: 0415157870
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 10th April 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1