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Economies of Collaboration in Performance

More than the Sum of the Parts

Authors: Savage, Karen, Symonds, Dominic

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  • Considers collaborative creative practices in theatre, music and film in a series of engaging case studies
  • Explores how new and exciting modes of collaboration have been assisted by the internet
  • Historicises significant changes in Western performance practices over the last few decades
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About this book

This is a book about collaboration in the arts, which explores how working together seems to achieve more than the sum of the parts. It introduces ideas from economics to conceptualize notions of externalities, complementarity, and emergence, and playfully explores collaborative structures such as the swarm, the crowd, the flock, and the network. It uses up-to-date thinking about Wikinomics, Postcapitalism, and Biopolitics, underpinned by ideas from Foucault, Bourriaud, and Hardt and Negri. In a series of thought-provoking case studies, the authors consider creative practices in theatre, music and film. They explore work by artists such as Gob Squad, Eric Whitacre, Dries Verhoeven, Pete Wyer, and Tino Seghal, and encounter both live and online collaborative possibilities in fascinating discussions of Craigslist and crowdfunding at the Edinburgh Festival. What is revealed is that the introduction of Web 2.0 has enabled a new paradigm of artistic practice to emerge, in which participatory encounters, collaboration, and online dialogue become key creative drivers. Written itself as a collaborative project between Karen Savage and Dominic Symonds, this is a strikingly original take on the economics of working together.

About the authors

Karen Savage is Head of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is co-convenor of the Intermediality working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. She explores interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches in both her practice and research across theatre and film.

Dominic Symonds is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is co-editor of Studies in Musical Theatre, and the author of several books in the area. Alongside his work in musical theatre, his research focuses on performance cartography, collaboration and migration.

Reviews

“With a lens of economic theory, Symonds and Savage bring into focus the material underpinnings of creative negotiations among performers, devisers, and audiences, and, in so doing, capture the benefits of collaborative processes that traditionally have been considered invisible. This book should be read by any theatre scholar and/or practitioner interested in the economic realities of collaboration, in other words anyone interested in modern theatre and contemporary performance.” (Scott Proudfit, Associate Professor of English, Elon University, North Carolina, USA, and co-editor of Women, Collective Creation, and Devised Performance)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95210-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95209-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economies of Collaboration in Performance
Book Subtitle
More than the Sum of the Parts
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95210-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95210-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95209-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 311
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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