Examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human.
Elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and aesthetics.
Collects some of the most exciting, provocative, and moving solo performances on animals, grounded by commentaries that help put these engaging works in a larger context.
This text addresses demonstrates ways in which animals transform theatre’s capacity to make meaning, and suggests they expose theatre’s negotiations with wider ethical, social and economic questions.
An extensive series on Lin Hixson and Goat Island.
A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art
A collection of texts by several seminal women performance artists. Holly Hughes – 'World Without End'; Beatrice Roth – 'The Father'; Laurie Anderson – from 'United States'; Karen Finley – 'The Constant State of Desire'; Rachel Rosenthal – 'My Brazil'; Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Robbie McCauley – 'Teenytown'; Leeny Sack – 'The Survivor and the Translator'; Lenora Champagne – 'Getting Over Tom'; Fiona Templeton – 'Strange to Relate'.
Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and culture.
A limited edition box containing artefacts, documents and critical theory from an international field of performance artists, theatre makers and writers. Shelved in Oversize publications section. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
An anthology from High Performance Magazine 1978 – 1998.
Features the work of 42 solo artists spanning the century-from Beatrice Herford in 1869 to Dawn Akemi Saito in 1994. Each artists’ work is introduced by a journalist, artist, critic, agent, producer or educator who is intimately familiar with the material and its links to other forms such as vaudeville, theatre, cabaret, music, standup comedy, poetry, the visual arts and dance.