The Twentieth Century Performance Reader provides a pioneering introduction to all types of performance - dance, drama, music, opera and live art. It presents a selection of texts by over thirty practitioners, critics and theorists, which together affirm performance as a discipline in its own terms.
The Twentieth Century Performance Reader features:
* contextual summaries and suggestions for further reading
* a definitive bibliography
* an invaluable contextual summary of the field.
Organised alphabetically rather than chronologically or according to art form, The Twentieth Century Performance Reader invites cross-disciplinary comparisons. Here, together in one volume, are all the major statements on performance written this century: from Adolph Appia to Laurie Anderson.