The Twentieth Century Performance Reader is the key introductory text to all types of performance. Extracts from over fifty practitioners, critics and theorists from the fields of dance, drama, music, theatre and live art make up an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.
This new third edition places a renewed focus on contributions from the world of music, as well as privileging the voices of practitioners themselves ahead of more theoretical writing. A bestseller since its original publication in 1996, this edition has been expanded to include contributions from:
Bobby Baker; Rustom Bharuca; Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker; Hanns Eisler; Karen Finley; Fluxus; Martha Graham; Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Philip Glass; Matthew Goulish; Wassily Kandinsky; Meredith Monk; Lloyd Newson; Hans-Thies Lehmann; Carolee Schneemann; Gertrude Stein; Bill Viola
Each extract is fully supplemented by a contextual summary, a biography of the writer, and suggestions for further reading. The reader's alphabetical organisation makes it possible to compare