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Tongues of Stone: Making Space Speaků and again, and again


Hannah, DM and Brown, C, Tongues of Stone: Making Space Speak and again, and again, Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, Megan Alrutz, Julia Listengarten, M. Van Duyn Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 261-280. ISBN 9780230577794 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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For Johannes Huizinga, all culture "bears the character of play," suggesting that the play-element is both a delight and a burden. Performance, like play, is comprised of a complex set of systems that embrace aesthetic displays, daily encounters, intellectual endeavors, institutionalization, and warfare. The play of performance, therefore, operates between the poles of entertainment and acts that are deadly serious. As Jon McKenzie states, we "perform or else."

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Art, design, play of performance
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Drama, theatre and performance studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hannah, DM (Professor Dorita Hannah)
ID Code:93632
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-08-10
Last Modified:2017-11-17

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