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Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Editor: Francesca Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck | Reference: P3700 | ISBN: 978-1-349-37464-9 | Type: Publication

Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen & Teller.

Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook

Artist/Author: Pablo Helguera | Reference: P3154 | ISBN: 978-1934978597 | Type: Publication

Drawn from empirical and extensive experience and research, the book provides a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices. Locating the methodologies of this work in between disciplines, Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
 

A Good Night Out: Popular Theatre; Audience, Class and Form

Artist/Author: John McGrath | Reference: P3155 | ISBN: 978-1854593702 | Type: Publication

The classic manifesto on popular theatre by the founder of the 7:84 Theatre Companies. Looking at the ways different classes take their entertainment, he puts the case for what theatre could be doing for the populace instead of walling itself up in subsidised fortresses for the well-to-do.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)