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Introduction to Performance Reading List 2012-13

Key texts

Bial, Henry (Ed.). The Performance Studies Reader. (2nd ed.) London: Routledge, 2007

Carlson, Marvin. Performance: a Critical Introduction (2nd ed.). London: Routledge, 2004.

Schechner, Richard. Performance Studies: An Introduction. (2nd ed.) London: Routledge, 2006


Auslander, Philip Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture . (2nd ed.) London: Routledge, 2008

Davis, Tracey C. (Ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies (Cambridge Companions to Literature) Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Heathfield, Adrian (Ed.) Live: Art and Performance London, Tate Publishing, 2004

Huxley, Michael and Witts, Noel (Eds) The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader (2nd ed.) London: Routledge, 2002

Pavis, Patrice, The Intercultural Performance Reader. London: Routledge, 1996.

Additional readings will be assigned on a weekly basis.