A collection of 14 essays by international scholars and practitioners from across the disciplines of Philosophy, Literature and Theatre and Performance Studies, addressing the nature of the relationship between philosophy and performance.
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.
The first in-depth sourcebook in English on the compant, providing first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist practices and ideals.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
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.
Includes 249 performances in the words of their creators and a comprehensive index of the terms used to describe them.