[Review of] Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, ed., "The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader", 2nd ed (London: Routledge, 2002)
Makeham, Paul B. (2004) [Review of] Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, ed., "The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader", 2nd ed (London: Routledge, 2002). Australasian Drama Studies, pp. 189-192.
Routledge describe the second edition of this book as "the key introductory text to all types of performance". While this is a big claim, The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader is certainly an absorbing, wide-ranging collection, especially useful for students, comprising fifty readings by leading directors, performers, writers and theorists. Most of the key figures of twentieth-century Western performance are represented: Artaud, Barba, Beckett, Brecht, Brook, Grotowski, Meyerhold and Stanislavski, as well as more recent practitioners such as Foreman, Lepage and Wilson, and major theorists including Benjamin, Carlson and Schechner. Alert to the multi-disciplinary character and complexity of performance, the editors seek to unsettle neat disciplinary boxes. In surveying a century of work and ideas often expressed as manifestos, their own manifesto is "away with categorisation".
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author: email@example.com|
|Keywords:||theatre and performance, performance manifestos, twentieth, century performance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright (2004) Paul Makeham|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:41|
Repository Staff Only: item control page