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Author Blau, Herbert.

Title To all appearances : ideology and performance / Herbert Blau
Published New York : Routledge, 1992


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.015 Bla/Taa  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 223 pages ; 25 cm
Summary This is a book in which ideology and performance shadow each other, in a theoretical inquiry which ranges widely across historical periods and cultures. The author's concerns--which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power--take the reader from Jacobean drama to the pageantry of Robert Wilson; from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theater of Kleist to Kantor's theater of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles. A brilliant, uncontainable, and chastening look at the rhetoric of critical theory in relation to performance and ideological practice, this is undoubtedly a book for the twenty-first century. It returns us, through all appearances, to the unavoidable question in art, in politics, in the society of the spectacle: what, after all, is the future of illusion?
Analysis Theatre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-213) and index
Subject Drama -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Drama -- History and criticism.
Drama -- History and literature -- Theory, etc
Genre/Form Theater reviews.
LC no. 91046688
ISBN 041501364X