- Series: Theatre and Performance Theory
- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 12, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521656052
- ISBN-13: 978-0521656054
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity (Theatre and Performance Theory)
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"Highly recommended for its detailed treatment of the obstacles and promise of performance studies." Theatre Journal
"Although a relatively slim volume, Professing Performance is an unusually ambitious, far-ranging and richly textured study." The Drama Review David Savran
Today's academic discourse is filled with the word 'perform'. Nestled amongst a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of contemporary inquiries. For students, artists, and scholars of performance and theatre, this development is intriguing and complex. By examining the history of theatre studies and related institutions and by comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, Professing Performance offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context.
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