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Performance art books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Performance art category. Presented with a red border are the Performance art books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Re-Enacting the Past Heritage, Materiality and Performance by Mads Daugbjerg Re-Enacting the Past Heritage, Materiality and Performance

What is re-enactment and how does it relate to heritage? Re-enactments are a ubiquitous part of popular and memory culture and are of growing importance to heritage studies. As concept and practice, re-enactments encompass a wide range of forms: from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices by Gabriella Giannachi Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

How might we document, curate, collect, and exhibit performance? Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards. Considering the unique challenges of documenting live events including hybrid and interactive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Performing Presence Between the Live and the Simulated by Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye Performing Presence Between the Live and the Simulated
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Performing presence: Between the live and the simulated proposes that the advent of new media forms, and the increasing integration of contemporary performance and media, has generated new engagements, practices and understandings of presence. Addressing new media art and performance,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices by Gabriella Giannachi Histories of Performance Documentation Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

How might we document, curate, collect, and exhibit performance? Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards. Considering the unique challenges of documenting live events including hybrid and interactive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Transformative Aesthetics by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz Transformative Aesthetics
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Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories' mutual concern with the transformation of those involved. From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Moliere Today 1 by Michael Spingler Moliere Today 1

This collection focuses on Moliere's theatre as works to be performed as well as read. The essays deal in their various ways with limits which are imposed and respected or violated and broken. The question of transgression both as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Why We Don't Wave by Hannah Paige Why We Don't Wave

Kaia is a homeless single mother longing for a home and a name as she struggles to raise her young son. Scarlet is a stripper who is uncomfortably aware of the fact that without money you are unable to even...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play by Michael Y. Bennett Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

Theatrical characters' dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the 'possible worlds'...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

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Moliere Today 2 by Michael Spingler Moliere Today 2

The refusal on the part of academic critics to recognize the primacy of farce in Moliere's theatre is contradicted by wide spread theatrical pracitce. These essays develop the argument that Moliere needs to be rescued from the pantheon of classical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Club 57 Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 by Ronald S. Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos Club 57 Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World by Diego Santos Sanchez Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World explores the discourses that have linked theatrical performance and prevailing dictatorial regimes across Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. These are divided into three different approaches to theatre itself - as cultural practice,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

In the Balance Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization by Helen Gilbert In the Balance Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization

Ethical touchstone or thorny complication, indigeneity matters in global debates about natural resources, heritage, governance, belonging and social justice. Through film, music, endurance performance, exhibitions and repatriation practices, as well as the deft appropriation of hip-hop, karaoke and reality TV,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium by Cynthia Lucia Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium

Digital technology and the Internet have revolutionized film criticism, programming, and preservation in deeply paradoxical ways. The Internet allows almost everyone to participate in critical discourse, but many print publications and salaried positions for professional film critics have been eliminated....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium by Cynthia Lucia Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium

Digital technology and the Internet have revolutionized film criticism, programming, and preservation in deeply paradoxical ways. The Internet allows almost everyone to participate in critical discourse, but many print publications and salaried positions for professional film critics have been eliminated....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater's Peter Grimes by Sam Kinchin-Smith Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater's Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes (1945), Benjamin Britten's first opera and one of the most widely recognised cultural milestones of the 20th century, is the post-war British theatre's greatest `lost play'. That is the central premise of this provocative volume. Not content to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2017

A Cultural History of Madness and Performance by Anna Harpin A Cultural History of Madness and Performance


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

A Cultural History of Madness and Performance by Anna Harpin A Cultural History of Madness and Performance


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre by Madeleine Bingham Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre

Originally published in 1978. Henry Irving achieved an astounding success in Britain and America as an actor; yet he lacked good looks, had spindly legs, and did not have a good voice. He said so himself. Today Irving is regarded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914 by James Woodfield English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914

Originally published in 1984. The turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a time of considerable change in the English theatre. Victorian attitudes were shocked or shattered by the new drama of Ibsen; the major figure of George Bernard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

The Rise of the Victorian Actor by Michael Baker The Rise of the Victorian Actor

Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910 by Michael R. Booth Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910

Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century - the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Nineteenth Century British Theatre by Kenneth (Manchester University, UK) Richards Nineteenth Century British Theatre
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Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Styling The Stars by Angela Cartwright Styling The Stars


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017

Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960 by Amy Bryzgel Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960

This is the first comprehensive academic study of the history of performance art in Eastern Europe. It is a comparative study that covers twenty-one countries across the region, highlighting the unique contribution of these artists to the genre of performance...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2017

Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960 by Amy Bryzgel Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960

This is the first comprehensive academic study of the history of performance art in Eastern Europe. It is a comparative study that covers twenty-one countries across the region, highlighting the unique contribution of these artists to the genre of performance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/02/2017

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