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Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance

Editor: Karmenlara Ely, Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann | Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410 | Type: Publication

Documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College. 

Man Enough to be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

Artist/Author: Jayne County | Reference: P3666 | ISBN: 978-1852423384 | Type: Publication

Wild, hilarious and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure

Artist/Author: Susanne Granzer | Reference: P3599 | ISBN: 978-1137596338 | Type: Publication

The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge.

The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues

Editor: Scottee | Reference: P3570 | ISBN: 978-1786823472 | Type: Publication

Combining classical and contemporary stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts from some of the most exciting stage works in the English-speaking world. 

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

Theatre and Mind

Artist/Author: Professor Bruce McConachie | Reference: P3008 | ISBN: 978-0230275836

All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre. 

Theatre and History

Artist/Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614 | Type: Publication

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.

The People Are Demanding

Artist/Author: Rabih Mroué | Reference: P1708 | Type: Publication

Highlights from the artist’s first UK solo exhibition at Rivington Place.

Sacred Symposium: A Make Believe World

Artist/Author: Aoife Monks, Sophie Nield, | Reference: D1524 | Type: DVD

Value is an expression of belief: if we believe that such and such a company, or bank, possesses the assets it purports to possess, then, in effect, those assets exist. The moment we stop believing, the value of the company or bank collapses, and the assets in question cease to exist.A credit crunch is what happens when people suddenly stop believing in the financial system – or when we start to wonder why we believe what we are seeing on stage. Symposium Notes

Emergency Index 2011

Editor: Matvei Yankelevich and Yelena Gluzman | Reference: P2873 | ISBN: 978-1937027070 | Type: Publication

Includes 249 performances in the words of their creators and a comprehensive index of the terms used to describe them.