Performance Philosophy

Theatricality and Performativity

Writings on Texture from Plato’s Cave to Urban Activism

Authors: Paavolainen, Teemu

  • Deploys philosophical theories and concepts to interrogate 'theatricality'
  • Explores the notions of theatricality, performativity and cognitive ecology across a wide range of examples and case studies
  • Offers a diverse collection of essays engaging with a variety of disciplines and historical contexts
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About this book

This book reinterprets theatricality and performativity through a dramaturgy of texture and weaving. As cultural metaphors, theatricality and performativity evoke practices of seeing and doing, but also conflicting values of novelty and normativity. With anthropologist Tim Ingold and philosopher Stephen C. Pepper, this study explores a series of intertwining threads, from the theatrical to the performative: Antitheatrical (Plato, the Baroque, Michael Fried); Pro-theatrical (directors Wagner, Fuchs, Meyerhold, Brecht, and Brook); Dramatic (weaving memory in Shaffer’s Amadeus and Beckett’s Footfalls); Efficient (from modernist “machines for living in” to the “smart home”); Activist (knit graffiti, clown patrols, and the Anthropo(s)cene). An approach is developed in which ‘performativity’ names the way we tacitly weave worlds and identities, variously concealed or clarified by the step-aside tactics of ‘theatricality'.

About the authors

Teemu Paavolainen is Research Fellow in Theatre and Performance at the University of Tampere, Finland. His Theatre/Ecology/Cognition: Theorizing Performer-Object Interaction in Grotowski, Kantor, and Meyerhold was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. His articles have appeared in Performance Philosophy, Theatre Symposium, Nordic Theatre Studies, and The Cognitive Humanities (2016).

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Hardcover $109.00
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  • Due: April 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73225-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatricality and Performativity
Book Subtitle
Writings on Texture from Plato’s Cave to Urban Activism
Authors
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73226-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73226-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73225-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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