Leading scholars, artists, and activists examine the role of the arts in articulating the social agendas of urban mega-events like Olympic Games and World Expos.
Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.
‘Performing Site-Specific Theatre turns a critical eye to the form of site-specific theatre, investigating the nature of the relationship between ‘site’ and ‘performance’. Contributors: Joanne Thompkins, Anna Birch, Michael McKinnie, Susan Bennett, Julie Sanders, Jane Collins, John Webster, Mike Pearson, Kathleen Irwin, Susan Haedicke, Lesley Ferris, Louise Owen, Keren Zaiontz, Bruce Barton, Richard Windeyer, Helen Iball, Sophie Nield
Explores the ways in which theatrical techniques might intervene in the representational operations of monuments.