Teaching Performance Studies (Theater in the Americas)

Teaching Performance Studies (Theater in the Americas)

By: Cynthia Wimmer (editor), Nathan Stucky (editor), Richard Schechner (foreword_author)Paperback

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An organized treatment of performance studies theory, practice and pedagogy. This collection of 18 essays by scholars and educators seeks to reflect the emergent and contested nature of performance studies, a field that looks at the broad range of human performance from everyday conversation to formal theatre and cultural ritual. The cross-disciplinary freedom enacted by the writers suggests a new vision of performance studies - a deliberate commerce between field and classroom.

About Author

Nathan Stucky is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has edited Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies and has served as the chair of the Performance Studies Division of the National Communication Association and on the executive board of Performance Studies International. Cynthia Wimmer has taught courses in playwriting and performance theory at the University of Maryland at College Park. She is a founding member of the Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and is the former chair of the American Drama Panel of NEMLA.


Introduction - The Power of Transformation in Performance Studies Pedagogy, Nathan Stucky and Cynthia Wimmer; Theatre Studies/Cultural Studies/Performance Studies - The Three Unities, Joseph Roach; Critical Performative Pedagogy - Fleshing Out the Politics of Liberatory Education, Elyse Lamm Pineau; Speaking of God - Performance Pedagogy in the Theological School, Richard F. Ward; The Queer Performance that Will Have Been - Student-Teachers in the Archive, Craig Gringrich-Philbrook; Performance Theory in an Anthropology Programme, William O. Beeman; The Poetics and Politics of Practice - Experience, Embodiment, and the Engagement of Scholarship, Michelle Kisliuk; Performance Studies, Pedagogy, and Bodies in/as the Classroom, Judith Hamera; Deep Embodiment - The Epistemology of Natural Performance, Nathan Stucky; Action, Structure, Task and Emotion - Theories of Acting, Emotion, and Performer Training from a Performance Studies Perspective, Phillip B. Zarrilli; Performing the Mystory - A Textshop in Autoperformance, Michael S. Bowman and Ruth Laurion Bowman; Teaching in the Borderlands, Joni L. Jones; The Dialogics of Performance and Pedagogy, Arthur J. Sabatini; Improvising Disciplines - Performance Studies and Theatre, Linda M. Park-Fuller; ""I Dwell in Possibility - "" -Teaching Consulting Applications for Performance Studies, Cynthia Wimmer; Performative In(ter)ventions - Designing Future Technologies Through Synergetic Performance, Eric Dishman; Theatre of the Oppressed with Students of Privilege - Practising Boal in the American College Classroom, Bruce McConachie; Performance Studies, Neuroscience, and the Limits of Culture, John Emigh.

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  • ISBN13: 9780809324668
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780809324668
  • ISBN10: 0809324660

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