By Simon Shepherd
What's implied once we discuss with the learn of appearing arts as 'drama', 'theatre' or 'performance'? each one time period identifies a distinct culture of proposal and gives diverse chances to the scholar or practitioner. This e-book examines the background and use of the phrases and investigates the various philosophies, politics, languages and associations with which they're linked. Simon Shepherd and Mick Wallis: * learn attitudes to drama, theatre and function at varied historic junctures* hint a number political interventions into the field(s)* discover and contextualise the institutionalisation of drama and theatre as college matters, then the emergence of 'performance' as perform, concept and educational self-discipline* consultant readers via significant techniques to drama, theatre and function, from theatre historical past, via theories of formality or play, to the assumption of functionality as paradigm for a postmodern age* speak about the most important phrases comparable to motion, alienation, catharsis, personality, empathy, interculturalism, mimesis, presence or illustration in a considerable 'keywords' part. constantly linking their research to wider cultural matters, the authors right here supply the main wide-ranging and authoritative advisor to be had to a colourful, fast-moving box and energetic debates approximately its nature, function and position within the academy.