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Performance: A Critical Introduction

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This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published December 9th 2003 by Roultledge (first published June 7th 1996)
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Nov 03, 2010 فضيض rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
هذا كتاب في شيءٍ - بإعتراف المؤلف ذاته - لم يستطع أحد أن يعرّفه، فإنت إما أن تمتلك موهبة الأداء أو لا، أن تكون موهوبًا أو لا، أو كما يقتبس المؤلف:

إن هذه الظاهرة (يقصد فن الأداء) تتحدى أي محاولة لإعطائها تعريفًا سهلا أو دقيقًا عدى (كذا! .. كما يكتبها المحققون للكتب!!) الإقرار ببساطة أنها فن حي يقوم به فنانون

إذن ما الذي تتناوله هذه الـ350 صفحة التي قرأتها بهذه المناسبة كي أعاقب نفسي على سوء الاختيار!

ربما يريد الكتاب التحدث عن أن فن الأداء لا يشترط أن يؤدي فوق خشبة المسرح وإنما إن كنت تريد من الآ
Oct 28, 2008 Deemeetree rated it it was amazing
Must read introduction to performance art from every perspective with a focus of theater.
I'm not really very interested in performance art as such, which this book spends a good deal of time discussing--I am interested in identity performance, but I don't think I got much more on that subject from this book than I already had from Judith Butler and Homi Bhabha. I accept that the task is nearly impossible, but I'm not sure how well this critical introduction actually covered performance as such. I think it did a better job providing an intro than I got out of it.

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241296 Drama and Theatre, Cornell University. Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies.

Research and teaching interests include dramatic theory and Western European theatre history and dramatic literature, especially of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has been awarded the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the George Jean Nathan Prize
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