Summary Book Review Performing Bodies by Catherine Ramsey-Portolano:
Download or read book Performing Bodies written by Catherine Ramsey-Portolano and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-12-29 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how in Italian literature and film, as well as in society, women were confined to traditional roles and illness often represented the consequence for transgressing those roles. Feigning illness offered women a way to “own” the illness and become masters of their bodies as well as their stories and destinies.
Summary Book Review Performing Bodies in Pain by M. Carlson:
Download or read book Performing Bodies in Pain written by M. Carlson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-08-16 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in contemporary discourse and late-medieval France, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.
Summary Book Review Awakening the Performing Body by Jade Rosina McCutcheon:
Download or read book Awakening the Performing Body written by Jade Rosina McCutcheon and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Awakening the Performing Body" is an exemplary work of practice-based research presented in a pedagogical format. This text is clearly laid out for any acting teacher who wishes to pursue a more spiritual approach to acting and participate in the goal of reclaiming the sacred in theatre - or indeed for any acting teacher who seeks a more body centered and imaginative approach to character and actor-audience connections. This book is a crucial contribution to acting pedagogy. "Per K. Brask, University of Winnipeg, Canada" Here at last, is a deep, probing and totally fascinating inquiry into the palpable yet unseen forces at work and at play in the theatre. McCutcheon, flaming torch in hand, has entered the mysterious dark cavern where one knows there's a magic exchange. AWAKENING is an awakening - to link mind, body and spirit - to holistically mine acting education where the WHOLE person is engaged, so that magic we long for and crave, becomes something you can actually set out to entice into the light - not something one hopes might appear if we are lucky. An extraordinary work. "Dean Carey, Artistic Director/Founder, Actors Centre Australia"
Summary Book Review Presence and Absence: The Performing Body by Adele Anderson:
Download or read book Presence and Absence: The Performing Body written by Adele Anderson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects research and critical explorations of the performing body by scholars and practitioners in visual and performing arts, textile, fashion and experimental design research, scenography and costume design, dance and performance history. Authors examine performativity of the body, its materiality, immateriality, and virtuality, and investigate experiences of embodiment. They reenvision the body as a site for representation, exploring the absent body in performance and as performance through time and space. Contributors bring a broad variety of contemporary approaches, from live performance to mediated performance, from installation art to performance art, and from experimental fashion to theatre and dance. They discuss issues of process and meaning-making and practices from concept and interpretation to creative production and reception. The volume expands possibilities for the role of the body in performance, while also challenging roles and hierarchies of existing performance practice.
Summary Book Review Performing Palimpsest Bodies by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco:
Download or read book Performing Palimpsest Bodies written by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2018-04-20 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proposing the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains, Ruth Hellier-Tinoco offers an in-depth analysis of four postdramatic and transdisciplinary collective creation theatre projects. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls and sensory experiences. Focusing on one of Mexico’s most significant contemporary theatre companies, La Máquina de Teatro, directed by renowned artists Juliana Faesler and Clarissa Malheiros, this ground-breaking study documents the playfully rigorous performances of layered, plural and trans identities as collaborative, feminist and queer re-visions of official histories and collective memories. Illustrated with over one hundred colour photos, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico will appeal to creative artists and scholars interested in contemporary theatre and performance studies, critical dance studies, collective creation and performance-making.
Summary Book Review Mesearch and the Performing Body by Mark Edward:
Download or read book Mesearch and the Performing Body written by Mark Edward and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an anthology of Mark Edward’s creative practice-led projects. It transmits and communicates his research through varied artistic means, primarily contemporary dance, immersive art installation, drag performance, and photography. Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance. Instead of being an attempt to undervalue or challenge the accepted notions of style within academic research, it promotes a freedom of expression which allows greater fluidity between the researcher, the performer, and the writer.
Summary Book Review The Body in Performance by Patrick Campbell:
Download or read book The Body in Performance written by Patrick Campbell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area. Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of specially commissioned essays from both academics and practitioners - in some cases one and the same person - considers such cutting edge topics as the abject body and performance, censorship and live art, the presentation of violence on stage, carnal art, and the vexed issue of mimesis in the theatre. Drawing variously on the work of Franko B., Orlan, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, and Forced Entertainment, it concludes with a creative piece about a 'Famous New York Performance Artist.' Contributors include Rebecca Schneider whose book The Explicit Body in Performance is a key text in this area, and Joan Lipkin, director and writer.
Summary Book Review Performance, Movement and the Body by Mark Evans:
Download or read book Performance, Movement and the Body written by Mark Evans and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-05 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Investigating a range of influential movement training practices, this ambitious book considers the significance of professional training to performers and their bodies. Performance training approaches are examined within their wider social and cultural contexts, illuminating their evolution in response to the changing context of theatre practice and production. Adopting a rigorous critical angle, Mark Evans' approach is at the cutting-edge of Theatre scholarship, drawing on interviews with recognised practitioners and considering the implications for movement and the body in the digital age. Engaging and enlightening, this is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Drama and Performance wishing to understand and contextualise the theories behind performance training.
Summary Book Review Performance and the Medical Body by Alex Mermikides:
Download or read book Performance and the Medical Body written by Alex Mermikides and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-25 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection focuses on performance practice and analysis that engages with medical and biomedical sciences. After locating the 'biologization' of theatre at the turn of the twentieth century, it examines a range of contemporary practices that respond to understandings of the human body as revealed by biomedical science. In bringing together a variety of analytical perspectives, the book draws on scholars, scientists, artists and practices that are at the forefront of current creative, scientific and academic research. Its exploration of the dynamics and exchange between performance and medicine will stimulate a widening of the debate around key issues such as subjectivity, patient narratives, identity, embodiment, agency, medical ethics, health and illness. In focusing on an interdisciplinary understanding of performance, the book examines the potential of performance and theatre to intervene in, shape, inform and extend vital debates around biomedical knowledge and practice in the contemporary moment.
Summary Book Review Costume in Performance by Donatella Barbieri:
Download or read book Costume in Performance written by Donatella Barbieri and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK
Summary Book Review Performing the Body/Performing the Text by Amelia Jones:
Download or read book Performing the Body/Performing the Text written by Amelia Jones and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking interpretive processes in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices - from body art to minimalism - have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery; by embracing theatricality and performance and exploding the boundaries set by traditional art criticism. The contributors argue that interpretation needs to be recognised as much more dynamic and contingent. Offering its own performance script, and embracing both canonical fine artists such as Manet, De Kooning and Jasper Johns, and performance artists such as Vito Acconci and Gunter Brus, this book offers radical re-readings of art works and points confidently towards new models for understanding art.
Summary Book Review Performing the Body in Irish Theatre by B. Sweeney:
Download or read book Performing the Body in Irish Theatre written by B. Sweeney and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-02-14 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title examines the representation of the body in Irish theatre alongside the specific circumstances within which Irish theatre is performed, incorporating issues of gender and embodiment, and the performance of Irishness and tradition. The author contextualizes the body in Irish theatre, and includes in-depth analysis of five key productions.
Summary Book Review Playing Bodies by Bob Perelman:
Download or read book Playing Bodies written by Bob Perelman and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By Bob Perelman. Artwork by Francie Shaw. Contributions by Susan Stewart.
Summary Book Review The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain. Parliament:
Download or read book The Parliamentary Debates written by Great Britain. Parliament and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Aniruddha's Commentary and the Original Parts of Vedântin Mahâdeva's Commentary on the Sâṃkhya Sûtras by Aniruddha:
Download or read book Aniruddha's Commentary and the Original Parts of Vedântin Mahâdeva's Commentary on the Sâṃkhya Sûtras written by Aniruddha and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Body in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir by Sarah Fishwick:
Download or read book The Body in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir written by Sarah Fishwick and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2002 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With Salammbo, Flaubert turned to the old Orient and Carthage's civil war with its mecenaries to relive his travels in the Levant and indulge in erotic and heroic reveries. Yet his alluring heroine gives way to political and military matter
Summary Book Review Van Nostrand's Eclectic Engineering Magazine by :
Download or read book Van Nostrand's Eclectic Engineering Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1877 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: