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From acting to performance : essays in Modernism and Postmodernism

Author: Philip Auslander
Publisher: Abingdon : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Performance studies
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This collection of essays provides a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Auslander
ISBN: 0415157862 9780415157865 0415157870 9780415157872
OCLC Number: 730033548
Description: 173 S.
Contents: 1. Introduction Part I: From Acting to Performance 2. "Holy Theatre" and Catharsis 3. "Just Be Your Self": Logocentrism and Difference in Performance Theory 4. Task and Vision: Willem Dafoe in LSD Part II: Postmodernism and Performance 5. Presence and Theatricality in the Discourse of Theatre and the Visual Arts 6. Toward a Concept of the Political in Postmodern Theatre 7. Embodiment: The Politics of Postmodern Dance Part III: Postmodern Body Politics 8. Vito Acconci and the Politics of the Body in Postmodern Performance 9. Boal, Blau, Brecht: The Body 10. "Brought to You By Fem-Rage": Stand-up Comedy and the Politics of Gender 11. The Surgical Self: Body Alteration and Identity Bibliography Name Index Subject Index
Series Title: Performance studies
Responsibility: Philip Auslander.

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