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TitleThe performance studies reader / edited by Henry Bial.--
Imprint London : Routledge, 2007
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xxiv, 394 p. ; 25 cm


What is performance studies -- Performance studies : the broad spectrum approach -- Disciplines of the text : sites of performance -- The liminal-norm -- Professing performances : disciplinary genealogies -- Performance studies -- Performance studies in an age of terror -- What is performance : Performances : belief in the part one is playing -- Blurred genres : the refiguration of social thought -- What is performance -- Life the movie -- Marina abramovic : witnessing shadows -- Ritual : Liminality and communitas -- Performance and other analogies -- The blood that runs through the veins : the creation of identity and a client's experience of cuban-American -- Saint orlan : ritual as violent spectacle and cultural criticism -- Performative commemoratives the personal and the public -- Play : The nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon -- A theory of play and fantasy -- The ambiguity of play -- Just doing -- Falling apart to stay together -- Performativity : How to do things with words -- Excerpt from signature event context -- Performative acts and gender constitution : an essay in phenomenonology and feminist theory -- Introduction to performativity and performance -- Theater and anthropology theatricality and culture -- Performing : A dialogue about acting -- The actor's technique -- A dream of passion -- Pressenting and re-presenting the self : from not-acting to acting in African performance -- Reconsidering stanislavsky -- Performance processes : First attempts at a stylized theatre -- The oral artist -- The performance text -- The deep order called turbulence -- The archaeology of performance -- Global and intercultural performances : Performing ethnography -- Of mimicry and man -- Culturas-in-extremis -- Revernd billy -- Performance studies : interventions and radical research -- Translating performance

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