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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

Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic by Experience Bryon Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic

Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance and another discipline....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic by Experience Bryon Performing Interdisciplinarity Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic

Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance and another discipline....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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: 22/11/2017

Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town by John Thabiti Willis Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town

In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring transformations in performers, performances,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town by John Thabiti Willis Masquerading Politics Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town

In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring transformations in performers, performances,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2017

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: 19/10/2017

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: 15/08/2017

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

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Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness by Anna Harpin Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness

How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around - and beyond - psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2018

Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness by Anna Harpin Madness, Art, and Society Beyond Illness

How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around - and beyond - psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/01/2018

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: 31/01/2018

The Rasaboxes Sourcebook Theory, Performer Training, and Practice by Rachel Bowditch The Rasaboxes Sourcebook Theory, Performer Training, and Practice

The Rasaboxes Sourcebook is the first full-length volume dedicated to the history, theory, practice, and application of a suite of increasingly popular performer training exercises known as rasaboxes. Rasaboxes is an interdisciplinary approach - originally devised by Richard Schechner -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2018

Other books in this genre

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

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

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: 16/06/2017

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

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

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

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