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This ground-breaking anthology is the first to be dedicated to assessing critically the role of the human sensorium in performance. Senses in Performance presents a multifaceted approach to the methodological, theoretical, practical and historical challenges facing the scholar and the artist. This volume examines the subtle actions of the human senses including taste, touch, smell and vision in all sorts of performances in Western and non-Western traditions, from ritual to theatre, from dance to interactive architecture, from performance art to historical opera. With eighteen original essays brought together by an international ensemble of leading scholars and artists including Richard Schechner and Philip Zarrilli. This covers a variety of disciplinary fields from critical studies to performance studies, from food studies to ethnography from drama to architecture. Written in an accessible way this volume will appeal to scholars and non-scholars interested in Performance/Theatre Studies and Cultural Studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415281850
ISBN-10: 0415281857
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sally Banes

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA

Books By Author Sally Banes

Senses in Performance by Sally Banes

The Senses in Performance

Paperback, January 2006