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Alienation Effects

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ISBN: 9780472073146 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.338565 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103488
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Exciting new scholarship has been emerging as performance studies scholars begin to turn their attention to the performance of politics, nationhood, and jurisprudence. Branislav Jakovljevic’s project on the history and eventual demise of the former Yugoslavia demonstrates how fruitful this approach can be. Jakovljevic considers the concept of theatricality as central to understanding the events that took place in Yugoslavia. He examines the country’s trials, state ceremonies and festivals, army maneuvers, propaganda, and pop culture as “rehearsals and temporary enactments of an ideologically formulated future.” His first chapter reveals the surrealist, avant-garde origins of key members of the Yugoslav bureaucracy after WWII, suggesting that those connections helped the culture of socialist Yugoslavia become a performance-centered culture. Continuing to explore the relationship between the political avant-garde and the artistic avant-garde, he looks at the spectacle of student demonstrations in Belgrade in 1968, and, in their aftermath, the rise of performance art in the country. The third chapter (included here) zeros in on the various political performances of Slobodan Milosevic, including his courtroom testimony at the ICTY, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The fourth chapter discusses the “Peter Handke Affair,” when the Austrian playwright had a major prize revoked after he attended Milosevic’s funeral and recited a poem he had written in Milosevic’s honor.

O livro do tempo: Escritas e reescritas:Teatro Greco-Latino e sua recepção I

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892612775 Year: Pages: 380 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1278-2 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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These two volumes collect several studies about Greek and Latin theatre (I) and its reception (II). From An-tiquity, beside the analysis of specific texts, are considered aspects related with the evolution of the tragic and comic genres, their agents and their civic function. The reception studies (II) put together collaborators from a large geography and include a big number of case studies, mainly considering literature and theatre from the latin and iberoamerican world.

O livro do tempo: Escritas e reescritas: Teatro Greco-Latino e sua recepção II

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892612973 Year: Pages: 466 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1298-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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These two volumes collect several studies about Greek and Latin theatre (I) and its reception (II). From An-tiquity, beside the analysis of specific texts, are considered aspects related with the evolution of the tragic and comic genres, their agents and their civic function. The reception studies (II) put together collaborators from a large geography and include a big number of case studies, mainly considering literature and theatre from the latin and iberoamerican world.

Don’t Be Quiet, Start a Riot! Essays on Feminism and Performance

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350232 9789176350201 9789176350218 9789176350225 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.16993/baf Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press Grant: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Subject: Social Sciences --- Music --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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This collection of essays investigates elements of the human voice and performance, and their implications for gender and sexuality. The chapters address affect, pleasure, and memory in the enjoyment of musical and theatrical performance. Rosenberg also examines contemporary feminist performance, anti-racist interventions, activist aesthetics, and political agency especially with regard to feminist and queer interpretations of opera and theatre. She contextualizes her work within broader developments in gender and queer studies, and within the feminist movement by highlighting important contributions of artists who draw from the above to create performance. The book will be welcomed by opera and theatre lovers, students, academics, and the wider public that is interested in the performing arts and its queer feminist potential.

Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo

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ISBN: 9780520291249 9780520965096 9780520965096 9780520965096 Year: Pages: 468 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.16 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Media and communication --- Music
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How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.

Selected Papers from Building A Better New Zealand (BBNZ 2014) Conference

ISBN: 9783038420965 9783038420958 Year: Pages: 240 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Manual Asymmetries, Handedness and Motor Performance

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889198634 Year: Pages: 147 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-863-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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The performance of most tasks with one hand, typically the right, is a uniquely human characteristic. Not only do people prefer to use one hand rather than the other, but also they usually perform tasks faster and more accurately with this hand. The study of manual asymmetries and what such performance differences between the two hands reveal about brain organization and motor function has been a topic of considerable research over the last several decades. The aim of this Research Topic is to review and further explore the origins of manual asymmetries and their relationship to handedness, unimanual and bimanual motor performance, and brain function. The articles included here involve original research conducted in humans or non-human models species, as well as theoretical perspectives, review articles, and meta-analyses.

Sport and technology: An actor-network theory perspective

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Book Series: Globalizing Sport Studies ISBN: 9781784995201 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Sports Science --- Science (General) --- Sociology
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How do new technologies come to be used in sport? This book moves beyond the idea of functionality to explore the many other important factors that athletes and sporting bodies consider throughout the process of adoption. Few would question the difficulty of producing an elite athletic performance. The high level of training, combined with intense competition and pressure from media and sponsors, can be challenging for athletes and sporting bodies to negotiate. The book investigates how these factors affect the use of technology in sport, while simultaneously demonstrating the influence of new technologies on sporting practice. Using actor-network theory – an approach common in studies of science and management but seldom applied in this field – it offers readers an inside view into elite sport and the part that technology plays in training, competition and broadcasting.

Performance Measurement im Einzelhandel

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783653961737 9783653961744 9783631672839 Year: Pages: 405 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Computer Science --- Business and Management --- Economics --- Science (General)
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Die Ausgestaltung von Performance Measurement orientiert sich an branchenspezifischen Charakteristika. Mit Hilfe eines Mixed-Methods-Ansatzes zeigt die Autorin für den Einzelhandel, welche Erfolgskennzahlen relevant sind. Der Fokus liegt auf der Verwendung von Performance-Kennzahlen auf der Filialebene. Die Ausgangsbasis der Analyse bildet ein Literaturüberblick, der die kennzahlenorientierte Handelsmarketingforschung der letzten 50 Jahre beleuchtet. Problemzentrierte Leitfadeninterviews mit Handelsmanagern aus dem US-amerikanischen und deutschsprachigen Raum zeigen Unterschiede im Verständnis der Konzeption. Eine Face-to-Face-Befragung von Managern sowie ein conjoint-analytischer Ansatz präsentieren Relevanz und Nützlichkeit von Handelskennzahlen im Alltag.

Actors and the Art of Performance

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Book Series: Performance Philosophy ISBN: 9781137596338 9781137596345 Year: Pages: 131 Seiten DOI: 10.1057/9781137596345 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 357
Subject: Social Sciences
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Acting on stage is a mode of performing an action, in the context of which the bodily aspects implicitly at work in acting reveal their own significance and power. This event can actualize a wound incarnated in human beings, because the actor acts and does not act at the same time and hence the concept of being ‘the doer’ unmasks itself as being illusionary. One could call it a kind of ‘symbolic death’ (Mueller), an ‘anthropological mutation’ (Agamben)––an event of great interest because of its highly ethical call.The book “Actors and the Art of Performance. Under Exposure” opens with a cascade of contradictory motives for becoming an actor. But, if theatre is no longer understood as a theatre of representation, then what takes place on stage is a transformation at play with truth, in which ethics are realized by the aesthetic. Insofar the book summarizes the attempt to explore and map guidelines of acting as being under the perspective of be-coming. That may sound fairly harmless in theory, but it feels anything but harmless when you experience it on your own body. For example, for being physical under exposure actors have to learn that there exists no fundamental dualism between mind and matter. Furthermore, actors are espoused to a dynamic shifting ground in the name of creativity. They have to carry the burden that the self is no sovereign identity as we generally suppose, but rather a threshold of permanent be-coming. One could call it the outstanding gift of acting. In the German language, gift means “poison”, in German ears the word has the double meaning of poison and present, thus expressing the fact that a gift is disturbing and blessing at the same time. Loaded with fear and joy as the crucial point of acting, which attacks and attracts actors and spectators most.

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