Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice

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A. Birch, J. Tompkins
Springer, Oct 10, 2012 - Performing Arts - 253 pages
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This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it
 

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Contents

1 The Place and Practice of SiteSpecific Theatre and Performance
1
SiteSpecificity and Economics
18
SiteSpecificity and the Narratives of History
34
SiteSpecificity and the Slippage of Place
100
SiteSpecificity and Theatrical Intimacy
166
SiteSpecificity and Politics
218
Bibliography
233
Index
248
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BRUCE BARTON Creator/scholar teaching at the University of Toronto, Canada SUSAN BENNETT University Professor in the Department of English, University of Calgary, Canada JANE COLLINS Professor of Theatre and Performance, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London, UK LESLEY FERRIS Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Ohio State University, USA SUSAN HAEDICKE Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Performance, and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick, UK HELEN IBALL Lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Leeds, UK KATHLEEN IRWIN Head of the Theatre Department, University of Regina, Canada MICHAEL MCKINNIE Senior Lecturer in Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK SOPHIE NIELD Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK LOUISE OWEN Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK MIKE PEARSON Professor of Performance Studies, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK JULIE SANDERS Professor of English Literature and Drama, University of Nottingham, UK RICHARD WINDEYER Digital media creative, audio artist, composer, musician and educator, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada KEREN ZAIONTZ Lecturer of Drama, Theatre, and Performance, Roehampton University, UK

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