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Performance : a critical introduction

Author: Marvin Carlson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an overview of the modern concept of performance and how it has developed in various fields. Topics discussed include the evolution of performance art since the 1960s and performance in society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Carlson
ISBN: 0415137020 9780415137027 0415137039 9780415137034
OCLC Number: 33281385
Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Performance of Culture: Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches 2. Performance in Society: Sociological and Psychological Approaches 3. The Performance of Language: Linguistic Approaches The Art of Performance 4. Performance in its Historical Context 5. Performance Art, Performance and Contemporary Theory 6. Performance and the Postmodern 7. Performance and Identity 8. Resistant Performance. Conclusion: What is Performance?.
Responsibility: Marvin Carlson.
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The first survey to provide an overview of the modern concept of performance and how it has developed in various fields, it introduces the reader to the contested interpretations of performance art  Read more...

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