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Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

Towards a Poiesis of Critical Practice: 1000th LIVE and the politics of appearance

Author: Diana Damian Martin | Reference: A0724

On the process and politics of live critical responses to a live stream of Forced Entertainment's And on a Thousandth Night. 

material / rearranged / to / be

Reference: P3104 | ISBN: 978-0-992797423

Catalogue of the eponymous programme of events; Barbican, 20-28 January 2017. Includes archival images from the Warburg Institute and other sources that have provided inspiration to the artists during the making process, an introduction to the work by Siobhan Davies, a conversation between the Warburg Institute and Siobhan Davies Dance, and texts by artists and curators involved.

After Live: Possibility, Potentiality, and the Future of Performance

Author: Daniel Sack | Reference: P3081 | ISBN: 978-0472052868

The book conceives of traditional dramatic theater as a place for taming the future and then conceptualizes how performance beyond this paradigm might stage the unruly nature of futurity.

Theatre and Mind

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

Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614

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.

Gary Chitty, Bruce McLean and Paul Richards in conversation with Jon Wood

Author: Jon Wood | Reference: A0659

Found in miscellaneous article folder #5B

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Case of Emergency: Emergent Writings on Live Art and Performance

Reference: P2774 | ISBN: 978-952-6670-55-3

*currently unavailable*

A catalogue of new writing on performance including essays and dialogues around emergency.

Count One

Author: Nicola Conibere | Digital Reference: EF5029

Spill National Platform 2009

Performing Idea: Dialogue Project: Moving - Writing

Author: Adrian Heathfield, Jonathan Burrows | Reference: D2104

Performance Matters Performing Idea Dialogues,Toynbee Studios 04.10.10:Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and writer and curator Adrian Heathfield have developed a dialogue around the relationship between writing and dancing. They were interested in exploring the creative tension between the distinctive affects of embodied actions and spoken words, investigating their different roles in the making and receiving of meaning. They were fascinated by those moments of intensity – unforgettable yet unspeakable – where something of life is disclosed between sense and sensibility. What are the relative weights of gestures and words in a performance space? How can each open to the other? What place does music occupy in a negotiation between muted movements and sonorous words? What might be some principles of composition for a generative relation between creative writing and choreography?

Yvonne Rainer -  The Mind is a Muscle

Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P1157 | ISBN: 978-1-84638-037-2

Catherine Wood examines the political and media context of Rainer’s dance-theatre analysing her radical approach to image-making in live form. Part of One Work series of books, each focused on a single work of art examined by a single author and aimed at provoking debate about significant moments in art.

Excerpts of Letter Amorose

Author: Raimund Hoghe | Reference: D0154 | Digital Reference: EV0154

Footage shot by Franko B. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

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Author: Raimund Hoghe | Reference: V0034 | Digital Reference: EV0034

Documentation of performance presented at the ICA in April 1995 as part of the “If I Were You” season. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)