Acting on the Past
Historical Performance Across the Disciplines
CONTRIBUTORS: Annette Richards, Karen Bassi, Joseph Roach, Shelby Rchardson, Catherine M. Soussloff, Mary Carruthers, John Butt, Carolyn Dean, Susan McClary, James Miller.
About the Authors
"An extremely unusual collection, Acting on the Past establishes a dialogue between conventional and theoretical approaches to historical performance studies, on the one hand, and foregrounds the importance of early performance for an understanding of what has become known as the discipline of performance studies. It reflects on the substantial play not only between performance practices and their carriers — the body, sound, movement, rhythm, time, etc. — but also between the many disciplines so crucial to our understanding of Western representation: rhetoric, drama, sculpture, photography, video, literature, as well as dance and music. The book will become an influential source text in performance studies, both old and new."—Timothy Murray, Cornell University
Other Titles by Mark Franko
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