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Performance and Authenticity in the Arts : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts - Salim Kemal

Performance and Authenticity in the Arts

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts

By: Salim Kemal (Editor), Ivan Gaskell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521454193
Number Of Pages: 286

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This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars from music, drama, poetry, performance art, religion, classics, and philosophy to investigate the complex and developing interaction between performance and authenticity in the arts. The volume begins with a perspective on traditional understandings of that relation, examining the crucial role of performance in the Poetics, the marriage of art with religion, the experiences of religious and aesthetic authenticity, and modernist conceptions of authenticity. Several essays then consider music as a performative art. The final essays discuss the link of authenticity to sincerity and truth in poetry, explain how performance, as an authentic feature of poetry, embodies a collective effort, and culminate in a discussion of the dark side of performance - its constant susceptibility to inauthenticity. Together the essays suggest how issues of performance and authenticity enter into consideration of a wide range of the arts.

Performance and authenticity
Performance, Religion, and Authenticity
The poetics of performance: the necessity of performance, spectacle, music, and dance in Aristotelian tragedy
The 'confessing animal' on stage: authenticity, asceticism, and the constant 'inconstancie' of Elizabethan character
Art, religion, and the hermeneutics of authenticity
Understanding Performance and Authenticity
Understanding music
Understanding music
Musical performance as analytic communication
Performing authenticity: possible, practical, virtuous
Why is it impossible in language to articulate the meaning of a work of music?
Authenticity, Poetry, and Performance
Inauthenticity, insincerity, and poetry
Poetry's oral stage
True stories: Spalding Gray and the authenticities of performance
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ISBN: 9780521454193
ISBN-10: 0521454190
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59