Performance Philosophy

Performing Antagonism

Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy

Editors: Fisher, Tony, Katsouraki, Eve (Eds.)

  • Provides an accessible and interdisciplinary analysis of timely contemporary issues surrounding performance and antagonism
  • Offers fresh and nuanced insights on the nature of agonism in theatre
  • Outlines the case for the reconsideration of agonisitic theatre through the inclusion of a diverse range of top international scholars in the field
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About this book

This book combines performance analysis with contemporary political philosophy to advance new ways of understanding both political performance and the performativity of the politics of the street.

Our times are pre-eminently political times and have drawn radical responses from many theatre and performance practitioners. However, a decade of conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan, the eruption of new social movements around the world, the growth of anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation struggles, the upsurge of protests against the blockades of neoliberalism, and the rising tide of dissent and anger against corporate power, with its exorbitant social costs, have left theatre and performance scholarship confronting something of a dilemma: how to theorize the political antagonisms of our day? Drawing on the resources of ‘post-Marxist’ political thinkers such as Chantal Mouffe and Jacques Rancière, the book explores how new theoretical horizons have been made available for performance analysis.

About the authors

Tony Fisher is Reader in Theatre and Philosophy at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK, where he is the director of studies for the research degrees programme and course leader on MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media. He has published a number of essays on performance, theatre and politics and philosophy.

Eve Katsouraki is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance Studies at the University of East London, UK. She is co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Performance Philosophy, Core-Convenor for Performance Philosophy Network International, and Co-Director for the Centre for Performing Arts Development at UEL. Her research concerns the intersections of philosophy and performance, especially in relation to modernism, animals and political performance. She is currently working on a monograph on philosophy, modernism and the theatre director.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Performance and the Tragic Politics of the Agōn

    Fisher, Tony

    Pages 1-23

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  • Tragedy’s Philosophy

    Critchley, Simon

    Pages 25-42

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  • Tragedy: Maternity, Natality, Theatricality

    Taxidou, Olga

    Pages 43-59

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  • Parterre: Olympic Wrestling, National Identities, and the Theatre of Agonism

    Chow, Broderick D. V.

    Pages 61-79

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  • ‘An Actor, But in Life’: Spectatorial Consciousness and Materialist Theatre: Some Notes Apropos Althusser

    Boenisch, Peter M.

    Pages 81-99

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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Antagonism
Book Subtitle
Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy
Editors
  • Tony Fisher
  • Eve Katsouraki
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95100-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95100-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95099-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 351
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