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Performance Perspectives Reading List

Performance Perspectives, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Fiona Bannon
f.bannon@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

KEY MODULE TEXTS  

Pitches, Jonathan and Popat, Sita. 2011.  Performance perspectives: a critical introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave.  

Conor, C.2010. Theatre & the body ISBN: 9780230205437 (pbk.); 0230205437 (pbk.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.   PLEASE COPY PAGES viii - x. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Freshwater, H. 2009. Theatre & audience ISBN: 9780230210288 (pbk.) : £4.99; 0230210287 (pbk.) : £4.99. Basingstoke: Palgrave.   PLEASE COPY PAGES 11- 27. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Harvie, J. 2009. Theatre & the city ISBN: 9780230205222 (pbk.) : £40.99; 0230205224 (pbk.) : £40.99. Basingstoke: Palgrave.   PLEASE COPY PAGES 69- 78. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Rebellato, D.2009. Theatre & Globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave.   PLEASE COPY PAGES 1- 10. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Bryon, E. (ed) 2018. Performing interdisciplinarity : working across disciplinary boundaries through an active aesthetic ISBN: 9781138678842 (hardback); 1138678848 (hardback); 9781138678859 (paperback); 1138678856 (paperback); 9781315558639 (electronic book); 9781317192244 (ePub ebook); 9781317192251 (PDF ebook); 9781317192237 (Mobipocket ebook). London and New York: Routledge. 

Taylor, D. 2016. Performance ISBN: 9780822359975 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780822359548 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780822375128 (e-book). Durham and London: Duke Uni Press.  

Gillieron, R & Robson, C (Eds). Counterculture UK : a celebration ISBN: 9780956632968 (pbk.); 0956632963 (pbk.). Twickenham: Supernova Books.  

 

Performance Perspectives.

Allain, Paul and Harvie, Jen, eds. 2014. The Routledge companion to theatre and performance.  2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.181-6.

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

Carlson, Marvin. 2003.  Performance: a critical introduction.  2nd Edition. London: Routledge, pp.1-9.

Citron, A, Aronson-Lehavi, S and Zerbib, B. 2014.  Performance studies in motion: international perspectives and practices in the twenty-first century.  London: Bloomsbury. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Goffmann, Erving. [1959] 1971 The presentation of self in everyday life.  London: Pelican.

Goldberg, Rose-Lee. 2001 Performance art : from Futurism to the present.  2nd Edition. London: Thames and Hudson.

Govan, Emma, Nicholson, Helen and Normington, Katie, eds. 2007.  Making a performance: devising histories and contemporary practices.  Abingdon: Routledge.

Huxley, Michael and Witts, Noel eds. 2002.  The twentieth century performance reader.  2nd Edition. London: Routledge, pp.1-9.

McKenzie, Jon. 2001.  Perform or else: from discipline to performance London: Routledge.

Leach, Robert. 2008.  Theatre studies: the basics Oxon: Routledge, pp.1-15. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Pitches, Jonathan. 2009. Spinal Snaps: Tracing a Backstory of European Actor Training, in Performance Research: a journal of performing arts . 14 (2), pp.85-95. [Available online at University of Leeds library].

Schechner, Richard. 1992. ‘A New Paradigm for Theatre in the Academy’, in  TDR: The drama review 36 (4), pp. 7-10. [available online at University of Leeds library].

Schechner, Richard. 2006. Performance Studies: an Introduction, London: Routledge.

Zarrilli, Philip, ed. 2002.  Acting (re)considered: a theoretical practical guide. London: Routledge.

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Exploring  the Body  in Performance

Banes, Sally and Lepecki, Andre. eds. 2006. The senses in performance London: Routledge

Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. 2006.  A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. Oxon: Routledge.

Di Benedetto, Stephen. 2010.  The provocation of the senses in contemporary theatre.  London: Routledge.

Dries, Luk van den, ed. 2002.  Bodycheck: relocating the body in contemporary performing art.  Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Duggan, Patrick. 2009. The touch and the cut: an annotated dialogue with Kira O’Reilly.  Studies in Theatre and Performance 29 (3) pp. 307-325.

Klein. G. & Noeth. S. eds. 2011.  Emerging bodies: the performance of worldmaking in dance and choreography.  Bielefeld: Transcript.

Kuppers, Petra. 2003.  Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on the Edge, London: Routledge.

Leder, Drew. 1990. The absent body. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Manning, E. 2013. Always more than one: individuation's dance. North Carolina: Duke University Press.

Sheets-Johnstone, M. ed. 1992. Giving the body its due. Albany: SUNY Press.

Shepherd, S. 2006. Theatre, body and pleasure.  London and New York: Routledge.

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Exploring Space in Performance

Recommended follow-up reading:

Aronson, Arnold. 2005. Looking into the abyss: essays on scenography. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Aston, E and Savona, G. 1991.  Theatre as sign system: a semiotics of text and performance.  London & New York: Routledge, pp. 141-161.

Baugh, Christopher, 2013.  Theatre, performance and technology: the development of scenography in the 20th century.  Revised 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Craig, E.G. [1905] ‘The Steps’ in Walton, J.M. ed. 1983.  Craig on Theatre.  London: Methuen, pp.108-115.

Bennett, S. 1997. Theatre audiences: a theory of production and reception. 2nd edition. London & New York: Routledge.

Burnett, K. & Ruthven Hall, P., eds. 1994. Make space!: design for theatre and alternative spaces. London: Theatre Design Umbrella.

Burnett, Kate, ed. 2007. Collaborators: UK design for performance 2003-2007. London: Society of British Theatre Designers.

Burnett, Kate, ed. 2014. Make / Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015. Cardiff: Society of British Theatre Designers.

Crawley, G. et al. eds. 2011. Transformation & revelation: UK design for performance, 2007-2011. Sidcup, Kent: Society of British Theatre Designers.

Collins, J. and Aronson, A. 2015. Editors’ introduction. In: Theatre and Performance Design 1 (1-2), pp.1-4. [ DOI: 10.1080/23322551.2015.1028172] [Available online at University of Leeds library]

Collins, J. and Nisbett, A. 2010.  Theatre and Performance Design: a reader in scenography.  London: Routledge.

Hall, Edward T. 1959.  The silent language. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.

Hall, Edward T. 1966.  The hidden dimension: man's use of space in public and private New York: Garden City

Hall, Edward T. 1989.   The dance of life: the other dimension of time New York: Anchor Books.

Howard, P. 2009.  What is scenography?   2nd edition. London & New York: Routledge. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

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

McKinney, J. and Butterworth P. 2009.  The Cambridge introduction to scenography. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Mackintosh, I. 1993. Architecture, actor and audience.  London & New York: Routledge.

Oddey, A. & White, C. eds. 2006. The Potentials of Spaces: the theory and practice of scenography and performance.  Bristol: Intellect.

Palmer, S. 2013. Light: Readings in Theatre Practice.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Redmond, J. ed. 1987. The Theatrical space.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ruthven-Hall, P. and Burnett, K. eds. 1999.  Timespace: design for performance 1995-1999.  London: Society of British Theatre Designers.

Ruthven-Hall, P. and Burnett, K. eds. 2002. 2D/3D: Design for theatre and performance. London: Society of British Theatre Designers.

Svoboda, J. 1993.  The secret of theatrical space: the memoirs of Josef Svoboda. ed. & trans. J.M. Burian. New York: Applause.

Trimingham, M. 2004. Oskar Schlemmer’s Research Practice at the Dessau Bauhaus.  Theatre Research International. 29 (2) pp.128-142. [Available online at University of Leeds library]

Wiles, D. 2003. A short history of Western performance space.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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Exploring Time in Performance

Auslander, Philip. 1999.  Liveness: performance in a mediatized culture. London: Routledge.

Dixon, S. 2005. Theatre, Technology and Time. International journal of performance arts and digital media.  1 (1), pp. 11-29. [Available online at University of Leeds library]

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

Etchells, T. 2004. Durational Performances, 12am: Awake & Looking Down, Quizoola! In: Heathfield, A. ed.  Live : art and performance . London: Tate Publishing, pp. 101 – 111.

Gardner, T. 2012. Signs of the Times: Structures and Signatures. Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts .  On Duration.  17 (5) pp. 47-53. [Available online at University of Leeds library]

Goldberg, Rose-Lee. 1998.  Performance : live art since the 60s.  New York: Abrahams.

Heathfield, A. 2009. Out of now : the lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Helmer, J. & Malzacher, F. eds. 2004. ‘  "Not even a game anymore" : the Theatre of Forced Entertainment.  Berlin: Alexander Verlag.

Kubler, George. 2002. The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things. [1962] In: Osborne, P. ed. Conceptual Art.  London: Phaidon, pp. 209-211.

Lehmann, Hans-Thies. 2006. ‘Time’ in  Postdramatic theatre. London: Routledge, pp. 153-162.

Pavis, Patrice. 1998.  Dictionary of the theatre : terms, concepts, and analysis.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 409-412.

Sayre, Henry M. 2004. In the Space of Duration. In: Heathfield, A. ed.  Live : art and performance. London: Tate Publishing, pp. 38–45.

Ubersfeld, Anne. 1999. Theatre and Time in  Reading Theatre.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 126-157.

Wiles, D. 2014. Theatre & Time.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Exploring Technology in Performance

Baugh, Christopher, 2013.  Theatre, performance and technology: the development of scenography in the 20th century.  Revised 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bay-Cheng, S., Kattenbelt, C. and Lavender, A. 2010. Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Amsterdam University Press [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Blake, B. 2014. Theatre & the digital, Palgrave Macmillan.

Broadhurst, Susan & Machon, Josephine. eds. 2006.  Performance and technology: practices of virtual embodiment and interactivity Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Broadhurst, Susan & Machon, Josephine. eds. 2012. Identity, performance and technology: practices of empowerment, embodiment and technicity.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Coniglio, Mark. 2004. The Importance of Being Interactive, Carver, G. & Beardon, C. eds. New visions in performance: the impact of digital technologies.  Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger, pp.5-12.

Dils, Ann. 2001. Absent/Presence. In: Dils, A. & Cooper-Albright, A. eds. Moving history, dancing cultures: a dance history reader.  Middletown, CT.: Wesleyan University Press, pp.462-466.

Dinkla, S. & Leeker, M. 2002.  Dance and technology; moving towards media productions. Berlin: Alexander Verlag Berlin.

Dixon, Steve. 2007. Digital performance: a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, pp.1-4.

Giannachi, Gabriella. 2004. Virtual theatres: an introduction.  London: Routledge.

Klitsch, R. and Scheer, E. 2012. Multimedia Performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Kozel, Susan. 1998. Spacemaking: Experiences of a Virtual Body. In: Carter, A. ed. The Routledge dance studies reader.  London: Routledge, pp.81-88.

Popat, Sita & Palmer, Scott. 2005. Creating Common Ground: Dialogues Between Performance and Digital Technologies.  International journal of performance arts and digital media.  1 (1) pp. 47-65. [Available online at University of Leeds library]

Popat, Sita. 2006. Invisible connections: dance, choreography and internet communities.  London: Routledge.

Projecting Performance project [Online] http://www.pci.leeds.ac.uk/projectingperformance/home.html

Reilly, K. 2013. Theatre, Performance and Analogue Technology: Historical Interfaces and Intermedialities. Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, Barry. 2005. Jennicam, or the telematic theatre of a real life.  International journal of performance arts and digital media 1 (2), pp.91-100. [Available online at University of Leeds library]

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Exploring Interactivity in Performance

Boal, Augusto. 2007. Politics of the Oppressed. In: Kruppers, P and Robertson, G. eds.  The community performance reader.  London: Routledge, pp. 13-23

Berghaus, Gunter. 2005 Avant-garde performance: live events and electronic technologies. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.236-257.

Dixon, Steve. 2007.  Digital performance: a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, pp.559-584.

Graham, Beryl. 1996. Playing with Yourself: pleasure and interactive art. In: Dovey, Jon. Ed. Fractal dreams: new media in social context.  London: Lawrence and Wishart, pp.154-181.

Izzo, Gary. 1997. The art of play: the new genre of interactive theatre.  Portsmouth NH: Heinemann.

Kaprow, Allan. 2006. Notes on the Elimination of the Audience [1966]. In: Bishop, Claire ed. Participation.  London: Whitechapel, pp. 102-104.

Kershaw, Baz. 2007. Performance, community, culture. In: Kruppers P. and Robertson G. eds. The community performance reader.  London: Routledge, pp. 77-96.

Schechner, Richard. 1994. Environmental theatre.  2nd Edition. New York: Applause, pp.40-86

Saltz, David. 2001. Live Media: Interactive Technology and Theatre.  Theatre Topics.   11(2), pp. 107-130. Available from: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theatre_topics/v011/11.2saltz.pdf

White, Gareth. 2013. Audience participation in theatre [electronic resource] : aesthetics of the invitation.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Exploring Organisation  in Performance

Ackoff, R. L. 2005.  Beating the system: using creativity to outsmart bureaucracies.  San Francisco, Calif: Berrett-Koehler.

Ackoff, R. L, Anderson, H. J. 2007. Management F-laws: how organizations really work.  Axminster: Triarchy Press.

Bilton, C. 2006. Management and creativity: from creative industries to creative management.  Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

De Gues, A. P. 2002.  The living company.  Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press.

Handy, C. 1999. Understanding organizations  4th edition. London: Penguin.

Hartley, J. ed. 2005. Creative industries.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. (Especially Parts V, ‘Creative Enterprises’ and Part VI, ‘Creative Economy’. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Hartley, J. ed. 2013. Key concepts in creative industries ISBN: 9781446202883 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1446202887 (hbk.) : £65.00; 9781446202890 (pbk.) : £21.99; 1446202895 (pbk.) : £21.99 Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Leadbeater, C. and Oakley, K. 1999. The independents: Britain's new cultural entrepreneurs.  London: Demos. Available from: http://www.demos.co.uk/ 

Morgan, G. 2006. Images of Organization.  London: Sage Publications Ltd.

O’Connor, J. 2008. The Cultural and Creative Industries: A Literature Review. London: Creative Partnerships . [Available online at: https://www.creativitycultureeducation.org/publication/the-cultural-and-creative-industries-a-literature-review/

Schein, E. 2010.  Organizational culture and leadership. 4th edition. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass. [Electronic resource available at University of Leeds library]

Exploring Alternative Perspectives

Anderson, P. & Menon, J. eds. 2009. Violence performed: local roots and global routes of conflict. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bharucha, R. 2014. Terror and performance. London: Routledge.

Conquergood, D. 2002. Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty. Theatre journal. 54(3), pp. 339-367.

Evans, B. & Giroux, H. 2015. Disposable futures: the seduction of violence in the age of spectacle. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Hughes, J. 2011. Performance in a time of terror: critical mimesis and the age of uncertainty. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Kershaw, B. 2003. Curiosity or Contempt: On Spectacle, the Human, and Activism. Theatre Journal. 55(4), pp. 591-611.

Nield, S. 2008. The Proteus Cabinet, Or ‘We are Here but not Here’. Research in drama education. The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 13(2), pp. 137-145.

Perucci, T. 2008. Performance Complexes: Abu Ghraib and the Culture of Neoliberalism. In P. Anderson & J. Menon (eds.) Violence performed: local roots and global routes of conflict. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Taylor, D., Chaudhuri, U., Worthen, W. 2002. A Forum on Theatre and Tragedy: A Response to September 11, 2001. Theatre journal. 54(1), pp. 95-138.

Taylor, D. 2003. Bush’s Happy Performative. TDR: The drama review. 47(3): pp. 5–8.

This list was last updated on 27/09/2019