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Performance Analysis : An Introductory Coursebook - Colin Counsell

Performance Analysis

An Introductory Coursebook

By: Colin Counsell (Editor), Laurie Wolf (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th March 2001
ISBN: 9780415224079
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Decoding The Artefact
The Sign
Myth
Structure
The Frame
The Politics of Performance
Ideology
Epic Theatre
The Postmodern Avant-Garde
Performing Gender and Sexual Identity
Constructing Gender 1: The Property Model
Constructing Gender II: The Culture/Nature Model
The Drag Act
Gestic Criticism
Acting Camp
Performing Ethnicity
The Other
Blackface
The Resisting Viewer
Orality
The Performing Body
Political Bodies
Moving Bodies
Transgressive Bodies
The Body Adorned
The Space of Performance
Enacting Space
Locus & Platea
Environmental Space
Spectator & Audience
The Interactive Spectator
The Gaze
Structure of Feeling
At the Borders of Performance
Lininal and Liminoid
The Pageant
Carnival
Deep Play
Analysing Performance
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ISBN: 9780415224079
ISBN-10: 0415224071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1