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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.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Performance art books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

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

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

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: 30/09/2017

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: 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

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

Coming Soon

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: 20/11/2017

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: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

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

Performance Art A Guided Tour by Peter Bond Performance Art A Guided Tour

For students in art, design, theatre & the performing arts enabling them to gain an overview of histories, concepts and agendas of the medium. Perfect for an interested but uninitiated gallery-goer. Chapter 14 is a DIY guide to becoming a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Performance Art A Guided Tour by Peter Bond Performance Art A Guided Tour

Presence, immediacy and participation lie at the forefront of some of the most influential art of the past fifty years, yet performance art remains mysterious to many of us. Written for the interested but uninitiated, Performance Art: A Guided Tour...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

New Theatre in Italy 1963 - 2013 by Valentina Valentini New Theatre in Italy 1963 - 2013

New Theatre in Italy 1963-2013 makes the case for the centrality of late-millennium Italian avant-garde theatre in the development of the new forms of performance that have emerged in the 21st Century. Starting in the Sixties, young artists and militants...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/01/2018

Other books in this genre

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

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

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

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

Styling The Stars by Angela Cartwright Styling The Stars


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017

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