The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies
Edited by Tracy C. Davis
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Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies by Tracy C. Davis
Book DescriptionSince the turn of the century, Performance Studies has emerged as an increasingly vibrant discipline. Its concerns - embodiment, ethical research and social change - are held in common with many other fields, however a unique combination of methods and applications is used in exploration of the discipline. Bridging live art practices - theatre, performance art and dance - with technological media, and social sciences with humanities, it is truly hybrid and experimental in its techniques. This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays from leading scholars who reflect on their own experiences in Performance Studies and the possibilities this offers to representations of identity, self-and-other, and communities. Theories which have been absorbed into the field are applied to compelling topics in current academic, artistic and community settings. The collection is designed to reflect the diversity of outlooks and provide a guide for students as well as scholars seeking a perspective on research trends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521696265
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tracy C. Davis
Broadview Anthology of Nineteenth-century British Performance, Paperback (January 2012)
Provides a representative sample of plays and performances - from a range of genres, styles, and formats - that were popular on the nineteenth century British stage. The introduction explores the ways in which different plays and dramatic conventions related to each other, and how audiences understood these conventions.
Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies, Hardback (November 2008)
In this book, leading scholars in the field of Performance Studies consider diverse approaches to this vibrant discipline.
Performing Century, Hardback (November 2007)
This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be.
Economics of the British Stage 1800-1914, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Tracy C. Davis
A comprehensive study of economic theory in relation to the development of nineteenth-century British theatre.
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Author Biography - Tracy C. Davis
Tracy C. Davis is Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University.
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