Web of Performance

An Ensemble Workbook

by Monica Prendergast, Will Weigler

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Book Description

If you love being involved in theatre and you're also searching for opportunities to make a positive difference in your community, this workbook was written for you. You may think that theatre and all the other things you are passionate about represent different directions in your life, but they don't have to be separate. They can converge in performance studies, a category of theatre based on the idea that nearly everything we do is related to performing. Once you begin to understand how performance is connected to all aspects of our lives, you can use that knowledge to invent, create, and build performance based activities that you can integrate into all the other interests that define who you are and what you want to do in your life. This workbook has been designed and written for students in high school and university who may be interested in how performance works. The chapters cover broad topics drawn from the field of performance studies, an academic field developed out of theatre studies, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies in the 1980s and 1990s. Web of Performance covers key topics in performance studies: Performance as a form of Play, Ritual, Healing, Education, Power, Identity and Everyday Life. Each of these topics works like a web, inviting students to explore in multiple directions, across many threads.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download Web of Performance ebook for free in PDF format (1.6 MB).

Table of Contents

 
Introduction
Chapter 1
Performance as play/Play as performance
Chapter 2
Performance as ritual/Ritual as performance
Chapter 3
Performance as healing/Healing as performance
 
Performance as education/Education as performance
 
Performance as power / Power as performance
 
Performance as identity / Identity as performance
 
Performance as everyday life / Everyday life as performance
 

Book Details

Publisher
University of Victoria
Published
2018
Pages
170
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781550586237
ISBN10
1550586238
ISBN13 Digital
9781550586220
ISBN10 Digital
155058622X
PDF Size
1.6 MB
License
CC BY-NC-SA

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