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Readings in performance and ecology

Author: Wendy Arons; Theresa J May
Publisher: New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press LLC, 2012.
Series: What is theatre.
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"Readings in Performance and Ecology is a ground-breaking collection of essays focusing on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. Leading scholars and practitioners explore the ways that familiar and new works of theatre and dance can help us recognize our reciprocal relationship with the natural world; how performance helps us understand the way our bodies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Arons; Theresa J May
ISBN: 9780230337282 0230337287 1137467002 9781137467003
OCLC Number: 755699215
Description: xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ecocriticism and Dramatic Literature. Theater, environment, and the thirties / Barry Witham --
Bringing blood to ghosts: English Canadian drama and the ecopolitics of place / Nelson Gray --
Other others: "Dramatis Animalia" in some alternative American drama / Robert Baker-White. --
Animals and/in Performance. The silence of the polar bears: performing (climate) change in the theater of species / Una Chaudhuri --
Dancing with monkeys? : on performance commons and scientific experiments / Baz Kershaw --
Everything à la giraffe: science, performance, and a spectacular body in nineteenth-century Vienna / Derek Lee Barton. --
Theorizing Ecoperformance. Ethics, evolution, ecology, and performance / Bruce McConachie --
Natural disaster, cultural memory: Montserrat adrift in the black and green Atlantic / Kathleen M. Gough --
Stillness in nature: Eeo Stubblefield's "Still Dance with Anna Halprin" / Arden Thomas. --
Ecoactivism and Performance. British alternative companies and antinuclear plays: eco-conscious theater in Thatcher's Britain / Sara Freeman --
Bikes, choices, action! : embodied performances of sustainability by a traveling theater group / Meg O'Shea --
Earth firsts!'s "Crack the Dam" and the aesthetics of ecoactivist performance / Sarah Ann Standing. --
Case Studies in Green Theater. Ecodirecting canonical plays / Downing Cless --
Devising "Green Piece" : a holistic pedagogy for artists and educators / Anne Justine D'Zmura --
Sound ecology in the woods: Red Riding Hood takes an audio walk / Cornelia Hoogland --
The labor of greening "Love's Labour's Lost" / Justin A. Miller --
Theatrical production's carbon footprint / Ian Garrett --
Thinking forward ... / Wallace Heim.
Series Title: What is theatre.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May.
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