Performance and Cultural Politics

Performance and Cultural Politics

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Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes: * Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo * Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory * Genealogies: Critical Performances * Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law In the concluding section, `Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies. Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.One such cognitive moment at the D.C. museum hinges on how its designers located the video monitors showing ... Here, in order to make out the words, we must share looseleafs containing xeroxed testimony with other museum-goers.

Title:Performance and Cultural Politics
Author:Elin Diamond
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-15


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