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.
Few bibliography additions on Theatre, Performance, Anthropology, Politics. There would be many more to add, of course. I've mentioned my own publication as well, hopefully is not too self-serving. However, I personally think that could be a good idea (just a suggestion) if Performance Philosophy openly fosters all his members to mention their own publication if any.
Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola (2006) A Dictionary of Anthropolgy: The Secret Art of the Performer (London and New York: Routledge), revisited ed.
Richards, Thomas (2008) Heart of Practice: within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richard (London and New York: Routledge)
Schechner, Richard (1985) Between Theatre and Anthropology (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Schechner, Richard (1988) Performance Theory (London and New York: Routledge)
Schechner, Richard and Appel (1990) Willa By Means of Performance: Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual (Cambridge University Press)
Schechner, Richard (2002) Performance Studies: An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge)
Schechner, Richard (2004) The Future of Ritual: Writings on Culture and Performance (New York: Taylor and Francis)
Phelan, Peggy (1993) Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (London: Routledge)
Pagnes, Andrea (2010) The Fall of Faust: Considerations on Contemporary Art and Art Action (Florence: VestAndPage press)
Some suggestions to bolster the Lyotard and Performance section (no vested interest there...) Thanks, Kiff
Lyotard and Performance
Bamford, Kiff (2013) A Late Performance: Intimate Distance (Yingmei Duan). In: Bickis, H. and Shields, R. eds. Rereading Jean-François Lyotard. Farnham, UK: Ashgate
Bamford, Kiff (2012) Lyotard and the ‘figural’ in Performance, Art and Writing, London & New York: Continuum
Bamford, Kiff (2012) ‘Acconci’s Pied-à-terre: Taking the archive for a walk’. Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, 17 (2), pp. 54-61
Birringer, Johannes (1986) ‘Overexposure: Les Immatériaux’ Performing Arts Journal, 10:2, pp.6-11
Grebowicz, Margaret (ed. 2007) Gender after Lyotard, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press
Jones, Graham (2014) Lyotard Reframed, London: I.B.Tauris
Mendez, Matthew (2013) '. . . A Power of Sonorous Paradoxes . . . ': Passivity, Singularity, and Indifference in Jean-François Lyotard’s Readings of John Cage In: Cultural Politics. Vol. 9 Issue 2. 2013, p170-187.
Readings, Bill (1991) Introducing Lyotard: Art and Politics, London: Routledge
Quick, Andrew (1998) Time and the Event. In: Lash, S ; Quick, A. & Roberts, R. eds Time and Value London: Blackwell
Ofer Ravid said:
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.
I would like to add the following to the bibliography:
Burke,Kenneth. The Grammar of Motives. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Burke,Kenneth.The Rhetoric of Motives.Berkeley: University of California Press.1969
Goffman, Erving.The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.Doubleday:New York.1959
Reply by Flore Garcin-Marrou on
Deleuze is for me an important inspiration that brought me to this platform / plateau. I never realized that Guattari could be even so inspiring. Thanx !
I am surprised not to see Jose Ortega y Gasset and Sartre.
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Idea of Theater". In "Phenomenology and Art" (New York City: W. W. Norton & Company, 1975)
Jean Paul Sartre "Sartre On Theater" (New York City: Pantheon Books. 1976)
to be added to bibliography under Beckett and Philosophy, and/or Deleuze and Performance:
Deleuze and Beckett, eds S E Wilmer and Audrone Zukauskaite, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
I'd like to suggest Posteering, my book with Maria O'Connor, under a new category—Blanchot, Levinas and Performance.
Harris, Brent and O'Connor, Maria (2015) Posteering (Christchurch, NZ: The Physics Room and The School of Art + Design, Auckland University of Technology, in association with M/K Press) http://physicsroom.org.nz/publications/posteering
Thanks for posting this useful bibliography in progress...
Julia Lee Barclay-Morton said:
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.
I would like you to add two books in English.
Badiou, Alain (2008) Rhapsody for the Theatre: A Short Philosophical Treatise. Theatre Survey / Volume 49 / Issue 02 / November 2008, pp 187-238
Badiou, Alain (2015) In Praise of Theatre. Polity Press