Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens eds. by Jodie McNeilly, and Maeva Veerapen (review)

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Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens is a new addition to Palgrave MacMillan's Performance Philosophy series, edited by Laura Cull, Alice Lagaay, and Freddie Rokem. The series includes monographs and collections of essays that explore the relationship between performance and philosophy, allowing for a wide range of understanding within each of those terms. Its expansion of performative modes and philosophical studies allows the series to address not only the philosophy of performance but also performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance. This collection of essays is divided into four parts, and in this way, the collection is able to explore comprehensively its central argument: that time is "not a given, natural, objective phenomenon, but a condition and product of processes of human activity" (1). The book takes a necessarily interdisciplinary approach, including writings from not just the expected theatrical artists, dancers, and visual artists but also a variety of performance-makers (broadly construed), including architects, poets, and critics. The collection is intentionally wide in scope, allowing it to become a work of "performance philosophy" that addresses the many iterations of and approaches to both performance and philosophy, plus the many combinations thereof.

Period17 Dec 2017

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  • TitlePerformance and Temporalisation: Time Happens eds. by Jodie McNeilly, and Maeva Veerapen (review)
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTheatre History Studies
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited States
    Date17/12/17
    Descriptionreview of Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens eds. by Jodie McNeilly, and Maeva Veerapen (review)
    Producer/AuthorJulia Moriarty
    URLhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/679365/summary
    PersonsKaren Pearlman