The current version of the Performance Philosophy bibliography (which appears on the 'TEXTS' page of this website) is very much a work in progress.
As it stands, it is clearly very partial and heavily dominated by Anglophone texts.
All members of Performance and Philosophy are warmly invited to propose new entries and new categories for entries to the bibliography by adding them to this forum thread.
Artaud, Antonin (1958) The Theatre and Its Double, trans. Mary Caroline Richards (New York, NY: Grove Press)
Blau, Herbert (1980) ‘Theatre and History: A Conspiracy Theory’, Performing Arts Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 9-24
Carson, Anne (2005) Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf)
Diderot, Denis (1957) The Paradox of Acting (New York: Hill and Wang)
Foreman, Richard (1975) ‘Ontological-Hysteric Theatre: Third Manifesto’, The Drama Review: TDR, Vol.19, No.4, pp. 71-81
Golub, Spencer (2001) Infinity (Stage) (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press)
Jordan, Peter (2001) ‘The materiality of shamanism as a “world-view”: Praxis, artefacts and landscape’, in Price, N. (ed.) The Archaeology of Shamanism (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 187-205.
Ley, Graham (Autumn 2000) ‘Aristotle’s Poetics, Bharatamuni’s Natyasastra, and Zeami’s Treatises: Theory as Discourse’, Asian Theatre Journal, Vol. 17, No.2, pp. 191-214
Miller, Barbara Stoler (ed.) (1984) Theater of Memory: The Plays of Kalidasa (New York, NY: Columbia University Press)
Ueda, Makoto (1995) ‘Zeami and the Art of the No Drama: Imitation, Yugen, and Sublimity’, in Japanese Aesthetics and Culture: A Reader, Hume, N. (ed.) (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press), pp. 177-193
Weber, Samuel (2004) Theatricality as Medium (New York: Fordham University Press)
Shakespeare and philosophy
Cavell, Stanley (1996) ‘Macbeth Appalled’, in The Cavell Reader, Mulhall, S. (ed.) (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc.), pp. 197-220
Aristotle and Performance
Aristotle, The Poetics
Golden, Leon (1992) Aristotle on Tragic and Comic Mimesis (Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press)
Badiou and performance
Badiou, Alan (2005) ‘Theses on Theater’, in Handbook of Inaesthetics, trans. Alberto Toscano (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press), pp. 72-78
Brecht and philosophy
Robinson, Douglas (November 2007) ‘The Spatiotemporal Dialectic of Estrangement’, TDR, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 121-132
Derrida and performance
Derrida, Jacques (1998) ‘Economimesis’, in The Derrida Reader: Writing Performances, Wolfreys, J. (ed.) (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press), pp. 263-294
Jucan, Ioana (2012) ‘Losing the Temper of Reason: Self-reflections Out of Time’, Parallax, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 3-16
Nietzsche and performance
Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music
Plato and Performance
Nightingale, Andrea Wilson (1995) Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press)
Plato, ‘Book VII’, ‘Book X’, in The Republic
Phenomenology and performance
Rayner, Alice (1994) To Act, To Do, To Perform: Drama and the Phenomenology of Action (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)
Thanks Ioana - this is really helpful!
A bit confused by what is and isn't in this bibliography right now, but think I'm adding new things. If any repeats, apologies in advance. Hope it's not too bold to also add my unpublished PaR PhD thesis, but because it directly relates - indeed addresses in its entirety this subject - thought it was relevant....
Barclay, Julia Lee (2009) Apocryphal Theatre: practicing philosophies, Ph.D. thesis, Northampton, UK: University of Northampton.
Barthes, Roland (1977) Image Music Text, trans. Stephen Heath, London: Fontana Press.
Bleeker, Maaike (2009) ‘Thinking through Theatre’ in Deleuze and Performance, ed. Laura Cull, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 147-160.
Brecht, Bertolt (1987) Brecht on Theatre, ed. and trans. John Willett, London: Methuen.
Cage, John (1973) Silence, London: Calder and Boyars.
Chaikin, Joseph (1984) Presence of the Actor, New York: Atheneum.
Foreman, Richard (1992) Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater, New York: Theatre Communications Group.
Grotowski, Jerzy (1984) Towards a Poor Theatre, ed. Eugenio Barba, London: Methuen.
Kantor, Tadeusz (1993) A Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifestos, 1944-1990, ed. and trans. Michael Kobialka, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press.
Melrose, Susan (2005) ‘Words Fail Me’, keynote address, Centre for Performance Research: www.sfmelrose.u-net.com/wordsfailme.
______ (2005a) ‘Out of Words’, keynote address, Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music: www.sfmelrose.u-net.com/outofwords.
Thanks everyone. I've added all these suggestions to the main bibliography here:
Do keep suggesting additions.
Hi - it would be great to add my book to this list:
Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew
by Maurya Wickstrom
(Badiou, Ranciere, Agamben)
I'd like to suggest a few sources to the phenomenology section:
Butler, Judith. “Perfomative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.” Performing Feminisms: Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre. Ed. Sue-Ellen Chase, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1990): 270-282.
Farleigh, Sondra. “A Vulnerable Glance: Seeing Dance through Phenomenology.” Dance Research Journal, 23.1, (1991): 11-16.
Heidegger, Martin. “The Age of the World Picture”. In The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays. NewYork: Harper & Row, 1977.
Jones, Amelia. Body/Art: Performing the Subject. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
Kosel, Susan. Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. “The intertwining—the Chiasm.” In The Visible and the Invisible. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1968.
Rayner, Alice. Ghosts: Death's Double and the Phenomena of Theatre. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota P., 2006.
Shephard, Simon. Theatre, Body and Pleasure. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.
Silverstein, Marc. ““Body-Presence”: Cixous's Phenomenology of Theater.” Theatre Journal, 43.4, (Dec., 1991): 507-516.
Wilshire, Bruce. Role Playing and Identity: The Limits of Theatre as Metaphor. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1982.
Harper, Adam (2011) Infinite Music (Winchester: Zero Books).
And by way of an afterthought;
Buchanan, Ian & Marcel Swiboda (eds) (2006) Deleuze and Music. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
There are certainly performance issues amongst the contributions.
An addition as a category: Transversal Theory
Reynolds, Bryan (2009) Transversal Subjects from Montaigne to Deleuze after Derrida.
Hopefully it is not too self-serving to mention it, but my book on reception theory via epistemological debates is quite applicable to the Performance Philosophy Bibliography:
Michael Y. Bennett, Words, Space, and the Audience: The Theatrical Tension between Empiricism and Rationalism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).