Performance and the city / edited by D.J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr and Kim Solga

Hopkins, D.J [ed.] | Orr, Shelley [ed.] | Solga, Kim [ed.].
ISBN: 9780230204973.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2009Description: xiv, 269 p.Series: Performance interventions: Summary: Urban Studies has long understood the city as a 'text'. What would it mean now to rethink that metaphor? In answer to that question, Performance and the City imagines civic spaces built on, and through, theatre and performance of all kinds. (Font: Editor)
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Urban Studies has long understood the city as a 'text'. What would it mean now to rethink that metaphor? In answer to that question, Performance and the City imagines civic spaces built on, and through, theatre and performance of all kinds. (Font: Editor)

Llist of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: City/Text/Performance / Kim Solga, D.J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr -- Part I. Pedestrianisms, or remembering the city: Introduction / D.J. Hopkins: 1. Ways to walk New York after 9/11 / Marla Carlson ; 2. Memory/Memorial/Performance: Lower Manhattan, 1776/2001 / D.J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr ; 3. Patricide and the Passerby / Rebecca Schneider -- Part II. Urban performance and cultural policy: Introduction / Kim Solga: 4. Multicultural text, intercultural performance: the performance ecology of contemporary Toronto / Ric Knowles ; 5. Mission accomplished: Broadway, 9/11, and the Republican National Convention / Rebecca Ann Rugg ; 6. Performing the civic transnational: cultural production, governance, and citizenship in contemporary London / Michael McKinnie -- Part III. Performing (for) one another: constructing communities: Introduction / Shelley Orr: 7. Surviving the city: press agents, publicity stunts, and the spectacle of the urban female body / Marlis Scheweitzer ; 8. Dree suits to hire and the landscape of queer urbanity / Kim Solga ; 9. Global exposures: blur street and interurban self-portraiture (a Photo-Essay) / curated by Kathleen Irwin, Rachelle Viader Knowes, Laura Levinm -- Part IV. At the city limits: Introductions / Kim Solga: 10. Staging the imagined city in Australian theatre / Joanne Tompkins ; 11. Agency and complicity in 'A Special Civi Room’: London's Tate Modern Turbine Hall / Jen Harvie ; 12. Staging a vanished community: Daniel Libeskind's Scenography in the Berlin Jewish Museum / Klaus van den Berg ; 13. Can the City Speak? Site-Specific Art After Poststructuralism / Laura Levin ; Afterword: Performing the City - A Wonder Cabinet / Barbara Hodgdon -- Index

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