Studies in International Performance

The Rise of Performance Studies

Rethinking Richard Schechner's Broad Spectrum

Editors: Harding, J., Rosenthal, C. (Eds.)

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Few individuals have positioned their work more controversially or consequently than Richard Schechner within the pivotal debates that define Performance Studies. The Rise of Performance Studies is the first collection of essays to critically examine the profound contributions that Schechner has made to Performance Studies as a discipline.

About the authors

JAMES HARDING is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, USA. He is a former editor of Theatre Survey, and the author of Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde and Adorno and a Writing of the Ruins: Essays on Anglo-American Literature and Culture. He is currently finishing a new monograph entitled Decentering the Edge: Critical Theories of Avant-Garde Performance.

CINDY ROSENTHAL is Professor of Drama and Dance and Director of Women's Studies at Hofstra University. She co-edited Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theatres and their Legacies (University of Michigan, 2006) with James Harding and Living on Third Street: Plays of the Living Theatre 1989-1992 (Autonomedia, 2008) with Hanon Reznikov. Current projects include Ellen Stewart Presents: Posters and Chronicles from the Archives of La Mama Experimental Theatre, a monograph analyzing Ellen Stewart's life and work through oral histories and poster art (forthcoming, University of Michigan Press). Her work is also published in Theatre Journal, TDR and Women in Performance. She is a founding member of the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble in Middlebury, Vermont.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Rise of Performance Studies

    Harding, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Performance Studies and the Enhancement of Theatre Studies

    Carlson, Marvin

    Pages 13-22

  • In Defense of the String Quartet: An Open Letter to Richard Schechner

    Bottoms, Stephen

    Pages 23-38

  • Experimenting with an Unfinished Discipline: Richard Schechner, the Avant-Garde and Performance Studies

    Harding, James M (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

  • Wayang Studies?

    Rae, Paul

    Pages 67-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Performance Studies
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Richard Schechner's Broad Spectrum
Editors
  • J. Harding
  • C. Rosenthal
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30605-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230306059
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24291-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31806-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 295
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