Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity (Theatre and Performance Theory) pdf epub fb2

Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity (Theatre and Performance Theory) by Shannon Jackson pdf epub fb2

Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity (Theatre and Performance Theory) Author: Shannon Jackson
Title: Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity (Theatre and Performance Theory)
ISBN: 0521656052
ISBN13: 978-0521656054
Other Formats: lit rtf doc lrf
Pages: 268 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 12, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1909 kb
Size EPUB version: 1681 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Contemporary academic discourse is filled with the word "perform". Nestled among a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of inquiries. This development is intriguing and complex for students, artists, and scholars of performance and theater. By examining the history of theater studies and related institutions and comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, this study offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context.