From Acting to Performance
Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism
By (author) Philip Auslander
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From Acting to Performance by Philip Auslander
Book DescriptionFrom Acting to Performance collects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Together these essays provide a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s. Auslander examines performance genres ranging from theatre and dance to performance art and stand-up comedy. In doing so he discusses an impressive line-up of practitioners including Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brook, Willem Dafoe, the Wooster Group, Augusto Boal, Kate Bornstein, and Orlan. From Acting to Performance is a must for all students and scholars interested in contemporary theatre and performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415157872
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This collection of essays provides a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.
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