The Ends of Performance

The Ends of Performance

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Bridging the gap between cultural studies, performing arts, and anthropology, performance studies explores myriad ways in which performance creates meaning and shapes our everyday lives. The broadest and most inclusive volume to date, The Ends of Performance both celebrates and critiques the institutionalization of the field. Only recently has the field given keen attention to the interpretive force and consequences of performance events, and it is these consequences that. The Ends of Performance articulates. Here performance studies illuminates the complex social and cultural formations of our time - the impact of virtual technology, the racialized discourses of legal and cultural citizenship, the impact of new medical discourses, and the medicalization of the body. Featuring work by leading theorists, excursions into performative writing and texts by performance artists, The Ends of Performance illuminates the provocative intellectual ends which motivate these varied approaches to performing writing, and to writing performance.... B. Siegel i In the most ironic moment of Robert Redforda#39;s mordant movie Quiz Show, Charles Van Doren is making a last desperate ... Up to now hea#39;s gone along with the game, receiving the answers to questions he might have known unprompted, on the premise that even a rehearsed genius on the quiz show ... Nearly forty years later, ita#39;s hard to imagine the outrage the quiz show scandals stirred up.

Title:The Ends of Performance
Author: Peggy Phelan, Jill Lane
Publisher:NYU Press - 1998-01-01

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