Analysing Performance: Issues and Interpretations

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Patrick Campbell
Manchester University Press, Apr 15, 1996 - Art - 307 pages
"...offers a wonderful panoply of theory and criticism, as well as exposure toimportant English language theatre artists, companies and productions." Theatre Journal "Analysing Performance" is a wide-ranging collection of essays by contributors of international standing about key aspects of the performing arts. Each essay tackles the theory and practice of contemporary performance work, and enables students and teachers to see what is at stake in analyzing dance, drama, music and videos. The commitment to cross-disciplinary approaches mirrors the breakdown of boundaries between these art forms in today's multi-media world. How do postmodernist, feminist or psychoanalytic readings construct performance worlds? What is the impact of multiculturalism on the language of theatre? What are the dynamics between AIDS, representation and live art? How does one talk about "the bod" in contemporary dance forms? Contributors include: Elizabeth Wright on psychoanalysis, Baz Kershaw on the politics of performance, Jatinda Verma on multiculturalism, E. Ann Kaplan on MTV and video, Lizbeth Goodman on feminism and AIDS, and Stephen Connor on postmodernism.
 

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Contents

canon fodder and cultural change
19
dance and feminist analysis
43
the feminist spectator as subject
56
feminism and music
70
MTV and alternate
82
Postmodern performance Io 7
107
Postmodern dance and the politics of resistance
125
The politics of performance in a postmodern age
133
Reading difficulties
153
analysing performance
175
analysing multicultural
193
I3 Does authenticity matter? The case for and against authen
219
High or Low Art? Distinctions
234
censorship and
267
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
291
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Patrick Campbell is Principal Lecturer in English and Leader of the MA in Performing Arts at Middlesex University.

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