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PECI2701 Creative Practice and Performance Contexts Module Reading List

Creative Practice and Performance Contexts, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Joslin McKinney
j.e.mckinney@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

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PECI 2701: Creative Practice and Performance Contexts

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Auslander, P. 1997. From acting to performance : essays in modernism and postmodernism. London: Routledge

 

Auslander, P. 1999 Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. London: Routledge

 

Bennett, S. 1997. Theatre audiences : a theory of production and reception. London: Routledge.

 

Bishop, C. 2012. Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship. Verso: London

 

Bogart, A. 2007. And then, you act : making art in an unpredictable world. New York: Routledge

 

Bourriaud, N. 2002. Relational Aesthetics. Dijon, Les presses du réel.

 

Carlson, Marvin. 1996. Performance: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge

 

Chatzichristodoulou, M. and Zerihan, R. 2012. Intimacy across visceral and digital performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Conroy, C. 2009. Theatre & the body. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Davis, T. 2008. The Cambridge companion to performance studies [electronic resource]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 

Goffman, E. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. London: Penguin Books

 

Etchells, T. 1999. Certain fragments : contemporary performance and Forced Entertainment. New York: Routledge

 

Fischer-Lichte, E. 2008. The transformative power of performance : a new aesthetics Oxon: Routledge

 

Garner, S. 1994. Bodied spaces : phenomenology and performance in contemporary drama. Cornell University Press.

 

Harvie, J. and Lavender, A. eds. 201. Making contemporary theatre : international rehearsal processes. Manchester: Manchester University Press

 

Huxley, M and Witts, N. eds. 2002. The twentieth century performance reader. London: Routledge

 

Jackson, A. and Kidd, J. eds. 2011. Performing heritage : research, practice and innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation. Manchester: Manchester University Press

 

Johnson, D and Deirdre Heddon eds. 2016. It's all allowed : the performances of Adrian Howells. London: Intellect Live

 

Jurs-Munby, K., Carroll, J. and Giles, S. 2013. Postdramatic theatre and the political : international perspectives on contemporary performance. London: Bloomsbury.

 

Kaprow, A. 1966. Assemblage, environments & happenings. New York: Harry N. Abrams

 

Kaye, N. 1996. Art into theatre : performance interviews and documents. London: Routledge

 

Lehmann, H. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge.

 

Machon, J. 2011. (Syn)aesthetics : redefining visceral performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Machon, J. 2013. Immersive theatres : intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan

 

McKenzie, J. Perform or else : from discipline to performance

 

McAuley, G. 1999. Space in performance : making meaning in the theatre. University of Michigan Press.

 

Oddey, A. and White C. 2006. The Potentials of Spaces : The Theory and Practice of Scenography and Performance. Bristol: Intellect

 

Phelan, P. 1996. Unmarked : the politics of performance. New York: Routledge

 

Quick, A. 2007. The Wooster Group work book. London: Routledge

 

Rancière, Jacques. 2009. The emancipated spectator. London: Verso

 

Savran, D. 1989. Breaking the rules : the Wooster Group. New York: Theatre Communications Group

 

Schechner, R. 2003. Performance Theory. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge

 

Schechner, R. 1994. Environmental theater. expanded 2nd ed. New York : Applause.

 

Schneider, R. 2011. Performing remains : art and war in times of theatrical reenactment. Oxon: Routledge

 

White, G. 2013. Audience Participation in Theatre : Aesthetics of the Invitation. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

 

 

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Journals

The Following Journals are worth browsing:

Contemporary theatre review.

Performance research : a journal of performing arts.

Studies in theatre and performance.

PAJ : a journal of performance and art.

TDR : The drama review.

Routledge Theatre and Performance Design Journal

Studies in theatre and performance.

New Theatre Quarterly.

 

 

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Websites and blogs

http://postcardsgods.blogspot.co.uk/

Blog which describes and critiques examples of contemporary performance.

http://www.ubuweb.com/

An extensive research where you can find documentation of avant-garde performance.

http://artofthemooc.org/wiki/

Wiki produced in collaboration with Creative Time detailing applied performance projects and examples of experimental pedagogies

 

 

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Contemporary and Postdramatic Performance

 

Bachelard, G. 1969. The poetics of space. Boston: Beacon Press Books

 

Banes, S. and Lepecki, A. 2007. The senses in performance, Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

 

Brine, D. ed. 2008. The live art almanac.. London: Live Art Development Agency

 

Childs, N. & Walwin, J. 1998. A split second of paradise : live art, installation and performance. London: Rivers Oran Press

 

Garner, S. B. 1994. Bodied spaces : phenomenology and performance in contemporary drama, New York: Cornell University Press

 

Goldberg, R. 2001. Performance Art From Futurism to the Present. London: Thames and Hudson

 

Heathfield, A. 2004. “Alive” in Live : art and performance. London: Tate Publishing. pp. 6-13. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

Heathfield, A. 2000 Small acts : performance, the millennium and the marking of time. London: Black Dog Publishing

 

Heddon, D. and Jennie Klein eds. 2012. Histories and practices of live art, New York: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Hill, L. and Paris, H. 2001. Guerilla Performance and Multimedia, New York: Continuum.

 

Keidan, L. and Mitchell CJ eds. 2007. Programme notes : case studies for locating experimental theatre. 2nd edition. London: Live Art Development Agency

 

Keidan, L. 2006. “This Must be the Place: Thoughts on Place, Placelessness and Live Art since the 1980s” in Hill, L. & Paris, H. eds. Performance and place London: Palgrave. pp. 8-18.

 

Johnson, D. 2015. The art of living : an oral history of performance art. Palgrave: London

 

Jones, A. 1998. Body art/performing the subject. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press

 

Jones, A. 2012. Perform, repeat, record : live art in history. London: Intellect   

 

Pearson, M. and Shanks, M. 2001. Theatre/archaeology. London: Routledge

 

Pearson, M. 2010. Site-specific performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Pearson, M. 2006. "In comes I" : performance, memory and landscape. Exeter: Exeter University Press

 

Rendell, J. 2010. Site-writing : the architecture of art criticism. London: I.B Tauris & Co

 

 

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Writing, Adaptation and Performance

 

Core resources:

Drama Online (various plays and authors, reading set most weeks)

Accessible via library website:

http://0-dramaonlinelibrary.com.wam.leeds.ac.uk/

(your University login)

 

Modern British Playwriting, Volumes for the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

(60s, 90s and 2000s available as ebooks via the library)

 

Behrndt, S and Turner, C (2007) Dramaturgy and performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

 

Greig, N. (2005) Playwriting : a practical guide, London: Routledge, 2005.

 

Hutcheon, L. (2006) A theory of adaptation, London: Routledge

 

Jorgen B. G, and Hanssen, E (eds. 2013) Adaptation studies : new challenges, new directions. New York: Bloomsbury.

 

Chapple, F and Kattenbelt, C (eds. 2006) Intermediality in theatre and performance, Amsterdam: Rodopi.

 

Sanders, J. (2006) Adaptation and appropriation, London: Routledge.

 

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Other useful module reading:

 

Ashton, E & Reinelt, J (2000) The Cambridge Companion to modern British women playwrights, Cambridge UP.

 

Ayckbourn, A (2004) The crafty art of playmaking, London : Faber and Faber.

 

Bay C. Lavender, A, Kattenbelt, C and Nelson, R (eds, 2010) Mapping intermediality in performance, Amsterdam: University Press

 

Cardwell, S. (2002) Adaptation revisited : television and the classic novel Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Cartmell, D. and Imelda Whelehan (eds. 1999) Adaptations : from text to screen, screen to text, London: Routledge,

 

Cartmell, D and Scott, M. (eds 2001) Talking Shakespeare : Shakespeare into the millennium Basingstoke: Palgrave

 

Eyre R. & Wright N. (2000) Changing stages : a view of British theatre in the twentieth century, London: Bloomsbury.

 

Geraghty, C. (2007)Now a major motion picture : film adaptations of literature and drama, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

 

McFarlane, B. (1996) Novel to film : an introduction to the theory of adaptation. Oxford: Clarendon Press

 

Pullman, P. His Dark Materials (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), London: Scholastic.

 

Sierz A. (2001) In-yer-face theatre : British drama today, London: Faber.

 

Stephenson H. and Langridge N. (1997) Rage and reason : women playwrights on playwriting, London : Methuen.

 

Wallis, M., and Shepherd, S. (1998) Studying plays. London: Arnold.

 

 

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Journals

Both available electronically via the library

 

 

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Applied Performance and the Intercultural

 

The 5 books in bold are particularly important for the practice we will develop.

 

Alfreds, M. 2013. Then what happens? : storytelling and adapting for the theatre. London: Nick Hern Books.

 

Anderson, M and O’Connor, P, eds. 2015. Applied theatre: Research : radical departures. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

 

Bharba, H.K. 1994. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge

 

Bishop, C. “Pedagogic Projects: ‘How do you bring a classroom to life as if it were a work of art?’ in Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship pp.241 - 274 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

Boal, A. 2002. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge

 

Brook, P. 1989. The shifting point : forty years of theatrical exploration, 1946-1987. London: Bloomsbury

 

Cohen-Cruz, J. 2010. Engaging performance : theatre as call and response. New York: Routledge

 

Coult, T and Kershaw, B. eds. 1983. Engineers of the Imagination The Welfare State Handbook. London: Methuen Publishing

 

Delgado, M. and Caridad Svich eds. 2002. Theatre in crisis? : performance manifestos for a new century. New York: Manchester University Press

 

Dewey, J. 1958. Art as Experience. New York: Capricorn

 

Dewey, J. 1966. Democracy and Education. New York: Free Press

 

Freire, P. 1999. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum

 

Gallagher, Kathleen and Booth, David (eds.) (2003) How theatre educates : convergences and counterpoints with artists, scholars and advocates Toronto; London: University of Toronto Press

 

Garoian, C. 1999. Performing pedagogy : toward an art of politics. Albany: State University of New York Press

 

Jackson, S. 2011. Social works : performing art, supporting publics. Oxon: Routledge

 

_______.”What is the ‘Social’ in Social Practice? Comparing Experiments in Performance.” In The Cambridge companion to performance studies [electronic resource], edited by Tracy C. Davis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 

Jackson, T. 1993. Learning through theatre : new perspectives on Theatre in Education.2nd edition. London: Routledge

 

Jackson, A. 2007. Theatre, education and the making of meanings : art or instument?. Manchester: University Press.

 

Johnston, C. 1998. House of games : making theatre from everyday life. New York: Routledge

 

Johnstone, K. 2007. Impro : improvisation and the theatre. London: Methuen Drama

 

Knowles, R. 2010. Theatre & interculturalism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Kuppers, P. 2007 Community performance : an introduction. Oxon: Routledge

 

Nicholson, H. 2005. Applied drama. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Nicholson, H. 2009. Theatre & Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Nicholson, H and Hughes, J. eds. 2016. Critical perspectives on applied theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 

Prendergast, M and Saxton, J. 2009. Applied theatre : international case studies and challenges for practice. Bristol: Intellect

 

Prentki, T. and Preston, S. 2009. The applied theatre reader. London: Routledge

 

Spolin, V.1986. Theater games for the classroom : a teacher's handbook.Illinois: Northwestern University Press

 

Thompson, J. 2003 Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond. Oxford: P. Lang

 

Thompson, J. 2012. Performance affects : applied theatre and the end of effect. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Thompson, N. ed. 2012. Living as form : socially engaged art from 1991-2011. New York: Creative Time Books and MIT Press

 

White, G. 2015. Ed. Applied theatre : aesthetics. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

 

Willett, J. 1964. Brecht on Theatre. London: Methuen

 

Wooster, Roger (2007) Contemporary theatre in education, Bristol: Intellect

 

Journals

Applied theatre research [electronic resource].

Research in drama education.

 

 

 

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Immersive and Scenographic Environments

 

Alston, A. 2016. Beyond immersive theatre : aesthetics, politics and productive participation. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Aronson, Arnold. 1981. The history and theory of environmental scenography. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press

 

Bell, Simon. 1999. Landscape : pattern, perception and process. London: Taylor and Francis

 

Crary, J. 2001. Suspensions of perception : attention, spectacle, and modern culture. London, MIT Press.

 

Crowther, P. 1993. Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self- Consciousness, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press.

 

Crowther, P. 2009. Phenomenology of the visual arts (even the frame). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

 

Di Benedetto, S. 2006. Guiding Somatic Responses within Performative Structures. The senses in performance. Routledge.

 

Di Benedetto, S. 2010. The provocation of the senses in contemporary theatre. New York, Routledge.

 

Dixon, S. 2005. Digital performance : a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation. London, The MIT Press.

 

Dyson, F. 2009. Sounding new media : immersion and embodiment in the arts and culture. London, University of California Press.

 

Freshwater, H. 2009. Theatre & audience. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Gibson, J. J. 1979. The ecological approach to visual perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin

 

Grau, O. 2003. Virtual art : from illusion to immersion. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

 

Griffiths, A. 2008. Shivers down your spine : cinema, museums, and the immersive view. New York: Columbia University Press.

 

Grotowski, J. 1968. Towards a poor theatre. New York: Simon and Schuster.

 

Harvie, Jen. 2013. Fair play : art, performance and neoliberalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Howard, Pamela. 2002. What Is Scenography? London: Routledge

 

Ingold, Tim. 2000. The perception of the environment : essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill. London: Routledge

 

Leder, D. 1990. The absent body. London: The University of Chicago Ltd.

 

Lehmann, H. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge.

 

Hurley, E. 2010. Theatre & feeling. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Kaye, D. & Le Brechy, J. 2000. Sound and music for the theatre: the art and technique of design. Oxford: Focal Press.

 

Klich, R. & Scheer, E. 2011. Multimedia performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Machon, J. 2013. Immersive theatres : intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Machon, Josephine. 2009. (Syn)aesthetics : redefining visceral performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Merleau-Ponty, M. 1962. Phenomenology of Perception. London: Routledge.

 

Mcauley, G. 1999. Space in performance : making meaning in the theatre. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.

 

McGinley, Paige. 2010. “A New Generation of Ensemble Performance.” Drama review : TDR. 54 (4): 11–38

 

Mckinney, J. & Butterworth, P. 2009. The Cambridge introduction to scenography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Oddey, A and White, C. 2013. Modes of spectating. Bristol: Intellect Books

 

Pallasmaa, J. 2005. The eyes of the skin : architecture and the senses. Chichester John Wiley and Sons.

 

Schechner, Richard. 1994. Environmental theater. New York: Applause Books.

 

Welton, M. 2012 Feeling theatre, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan.

 

White, G. 2013. Audience Participation in Theatre: Aesthetics of the Invitation. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

This list was last updated on 29/07/2016