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Title Performing site-specific theatre [electronic resource] ; Politics, place, practice / Edited by Joanne Tompkins, Anna Birch.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 272 p. : 12 b&w, halftones, 2 maps, 1 diagrames.
Series Performance interventions
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230364066.
Contents List of Illustrations Preface [series editors] Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors The 'Place' and Practice of Site-Specific Theatre and Performance-- J.Tompkins PART I: SITE-SPECIFICITY AND ECONOMICS Rethinking Site-Specificity: monopoly, urban space, and the cultural economics of site-specific performance-- M.McKinnie PART II: SITE-SPECIFICITY AND THE NARRATIVES OF HISTORY Rehearsing Across Space and Place: Rethinking A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle-- S.Bennett & J.Sanders Embodied Presence and Dislocated Spaces: playing the audience in Ten Thousand Several Doors in a promenade, site-specific performance of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi-- J.Collins Haunted House: staging The Persians with the British Army-- M.Pearson Toiling, tolling and telling: performing dissensus-- K.Irwin PART III: SITE SPECIFITIY AND THE SLIPPAGE OF PLACE Beyond site-specificity: environmental heterocosms on the street-- S.Haedicke Repetition and performativity: site-specific performance and film as living monument-- A.Birch Contemporary ekkeklemas in site-specific performance-- L.Ferris 'Places, like property prices, go up and down': site-specificity, regeneration and The Margate Exodus-- L.Owen PART IV: SITE-SPECIFICITY AND THEATRICAL INTIMACY Ambulatory Audiences and Animate Sites: staging the spectator in site-specific performance-- K.Zaiontz Immersive negotiations: binaural perspectives on site-specific sound-- B.Barton & R.Windeyer My sites set on you: site-specificity and subjectivity in 'intimate theatre'-- H.Iball PART V: SITE SPECIFICITY AND POLITICS Siting the People: Power, Protest and Public Space-- S.Nield Bibliography Index.
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Summary This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it. Performing Site-Specific Theatre turns a critical eye to the increasingly popular form of site-specific performance. By re-assessing this contemporary practice, the book investigates the nature of the relationship between 'site' and 'performance.' Site-specific performance operates differently from performance that takes place within a theatre venue because it seeks to match form and content (and place and space) more finely than does theatre that takes place inside conventional venues. Yet the form also encourages an investigation of how we might understand 'site' as less fixed or less specifically geographical; it broadens the types of relevant 'spaces' we might consider. The form also enables us to address a range of performative issues, from the development of site-specific 'soundscapes' to the role of the spectator in site-specific performance. The contributions, from leading theorists and practitioners, demonstrate how site-specific performance extends theatre's potential engagement with its geographical and political communities.
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History notes ANNA BIRCH is Research Lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow and a professional theatre director with extensive scholarly experience in performance as research. JOANNE TOMPKINS is Head of the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Other author Tompkins, Joanne.
Birch, Anna.
Subject Performing arts.
Site-specific theater.
Theatre studies.
Dance & other performing arts.
Performing Arts.
ISBN 9781137283498 : ᷮ99
1137283491 : ᷮ99