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Performance Research : On Ritual - Gunter Berghaus

Performance Research

On Ritual

By: Gunter Berghaus (Editor), Claire MacDonald (Editor), Ric Allsopp (Editor), Richard Gough (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th January 1999
ISBN: 9780415182034
Number Of Pages: 148
For Ages: 18 years old

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This issue of "Performance Research" examines a range of performative practices from both the historical and contemporary repertoire. Exploring systematic connections between ritual and theatre, "On Ritual" presents the work of contemporary artists and scholars on the role and meaning of ritual for theatrical purposes in the late 20th Century. The contributors look at ritualism in the intersices of painting, music and theatre, the role of rituals for personal and social identity, and the antithesis of healing rituals and rituals of death.

"An eclectic mix of art, theatre, dance, theory and politics... The journal's most convincing writing captures, through an interdisciplinary approach, the essence of contemporary performance..... Such well-written, informative and stimulating articles give performanmce art credibility.." -London Times Higher Education Supplement, 1997

Provisional contents: Linda Kaufman (USA) - on Bob Flanagan
Lisa Wolford (UK)- on Grotowski
David George (Australia)- on `Origins, behind the rituals'
Graham Harvey (UK)- on Shamanism in Britain
Gunter Berghaus (UK)- on Ritual and Crisis Photographic Prepared Pages by:Grace Lau (UK)
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415182034
ISBN-10: 0415182034
Series: Performance Research
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 7th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1