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Enactments of Power: The Politics of Performance Space

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

in Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The struggle between the arts and the state can best be seen in performance in general and in the battle over performance space in particular. This chapter focuses on the struggle between the artist ... More


Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

T. P. Wiseman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book consists of ten linked studies of the political culture of the late Roman republic, all based on the premise that most recent scholarship has been over-influenced by the ideology of the ... More


The Material Frame

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the material frame of Tahrir Square. As a space, it has been shaped by the political-economic policies of the past four decades, which essentially turned it into an antihuman ... More


Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance Spaces

Andrew James Hartley

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the way that the physical layout of a performance space affects staged Shakespeare in contemporary UK and US theatre. The kinds of plurality of approach and audience suggested ... More


Interactivity, Mirrored Spaces, and the Closed-Circuit Feed: Performing Video

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter focuses on ways in which the performance of early video art-music blurred the boundaries between art and life. Using the mirrored environments and surveillance videos of Joan Jonas, ... More


Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034003
eISBN:
9780813039442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034003.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In recent years, site-specific dance has grown in popularity. In the wake of groundbreaking work by choreographers who left traditional performance spaces for other venues, more and more performances ... More


Martyr Milestones

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at several vignettes through which one sees the history of a crucial swathe of the revolution told through performances of martyrdom. These link to important political events in ... More


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