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Staging Loss

Performance as Commemoration

Editors: Pinchbeck, Michael, Westerside, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Provides a new and original theorisation of an emerging field
  • Examines the relationships between performance and commemorative ritual
  • Places professional, public-facing, contemporary practice at its heart
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About this book

This book locates and critically theorises an emerging field of twenty-first century theatre practice concerned, either thematically, methodologically, or formally, with acts of commemoration and the commemorative. With notions of memorial, celebration, temporality and remembrance at its heart, and as a timely topic for debate, this book asks how theatre and performance intersects with commemorative acts or rituals in contemporary theatre and performance practice. It considers the (re)performance of history, commemoration as a form of, or performance of, ritual, performance as memorial, performance as eulogy and eulogy as performance. It asks where personal acts of remembrance merge with public or political acts of remembrance, where the boundary between the commemorative and the performative might lie, and how it might be blurred, broken or questioned. It explores how we might remake the past in the present, to consider not just how performance commemorates but how commemoration performs.

About the authors

Michael Pinchbeck is MA Theatre Programme leader and Principal Lecturer (Professional Practice) in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. He completed a PhD at Loughborough University exploring the role of the dramaturg in contemporary performance. As a writer and theatre-maker, he was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006), The Ashes (2011) and Bolero (2014), which toured Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo supported by the British Council.
Andrew Westerside is Senior Lecturer in Drama & Theatre at the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts, UK, and Co-Artistic Director of Proto-type Theater. Andrew is a performer, writer, director and academic. He has performed and toured nationally and internationally and directed work including: The Good, the God and the Guillotine (2013), A Machine they’re Secretly Building (2016), Fallen (2016) and The Audit (2018).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Staging Loss: An Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Pinchbeck, Michael (et al.)

  • There is Some Corner of a Lincolnshire Field…: Locating Commemoration in the Performance of Leaving Home

    Pages 19-36

    Westerside, Andrew

  • Deference, Deferred: Rejourn as Practice in Familial War Commemoration

    Pages 37-58

    Savage, Karen (et al.)

  • Commemoration: Sacred Differentiation of Time and Space in Three World War I Projects

    Pages 59-76

    Newall, Helen

  • Making Bolero: Dramaturgies of Remembrance

    Pages 79-93

    Pinchbeck, Michael

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97970-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97969-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Staging Loss
Book Subtitle
Performance as Commemoration
Editors
  • Michael Pinchbeck
  • Andrew Westerside
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97970-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97970-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97969-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 265
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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