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The Archive and the Repertoire by Diana Taylor
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Oct 14, 11

really liked it
Read in October, 2011

This book makes you rethink the whole concept of what is an archive, what deserves to be archived, what is the historical context of the archive, who gets to choose what is archived, and how is a performance an archive. To be honest, it poses a bunch of more thoughts as well. Diana Taylor brings up so many questions that don't necessarily provide you with an answer, but gets you critically thinking about archives, performances, transculturism, and plethora of other thoughts and theories. This book has me thinking so much, this small box is not enough to describe how wonderful this book is and how much it gets you to critical engage with the text and the performances around you.

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