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Interested in assembling a reading list of materials directly addressing Marxism and Performance. Does anyone have a working bibliography?

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I have a number of items that would contribute to a bibliography. I'm not in an academic post at the moment so I don't have them immediately to hand but I will dig them out and post them. I contributed the Marxist/Gramscian element to a Critical Theory unit I wrote for a Drama degree a few years back and should have the details somewhere. Perhaps between us all we can create an up-to-date working bibliography. 

That would be great. Assembling a few resources would help a sense of where we are too.

Edward Lewis said:

I have a number of items that would contribute to a bibliography. I'm not in an academic post at the moment so I don't have them immediately to hand but I will dig them out and post them. I contributed the Marxist/Gramscian element to a Critical Theory unit I wrote for a Drama degree a few years back and should have the details somewhere. Perhaps between us all we can create an up-to-date working bibliography. 

Very useful on performance theatre and marxism is:

Sara Jane Bailles, Performance Theatre and The Poetics of Failure.

Routledge, 2011


Hey Drew and all,

I've assembled a short list with material that I would consider relevant, some examples from different related areas, perhaps it can serve as a starting point for developing a specific reading list together.

 

Marxism and Performance Reading List

David Barnett. Brechtian theory as practice: the Berliner Ensemble stages Der Messingkauf in 1963. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 2 (1), 2011, pp. 4-17.

David Barnett. Toward a definition of post-Brechtian performance: the example of 'In the Jungle of the Cities' at the Berliner Ensemble, 1971. Modern Drama, 54 (3). pp. 333-356.

David Barnett. Collective dramaturgy: a Marxist challenge to the modern stage, or: Heiner Müller's political theatre of destruction. In: Heiner Müller: Probleme und Perspektiven. Rodopi, 2010, pp. 45-55.

Sara Jane Bailes. Performance theatre and the poetics of failure. Routledge Theatre and Performance. Routledge, 2010.

Matthew Beaumont et al. As radical as reality itself: essays on Marxism and art for the 21st century. Bern: Peter Lang, 2007.

Tom Behan. Dario Fo: Revolutionary Theatre. London: Pluto, 2000.

Peter Boxall. Ed. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot and Endgame: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Simon Boxley. ‘Performativity and Capital in Schools.’ Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies Volume 1, Number 1 (March 2003).

David Bradby et al. (eds) Performance and Politics in Popular Drama. Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Bertolt Brecht, ‘A Short Organum for the Theatre’ in Brecht on Theatre: the development of an aesthetic, edited and translated by John Willett. Methuen, 1964.

Jill Dolan. Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre. University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Lynn Garafola. Dhiagilev’s Ballets Russes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Lizbeth Goodman, with Jane de Gay (eds.). The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance. London: Routledge, 2000.

Jen Harvie. 'Remembering the nations: site-specific performance, memory, and identities.’ Staging the UK. Manchester University Press, 2005.

G. Holderness. ‘Production, reproduction, performance: Marxism, history, theatre '. In F. Baker , P. Hulme & M. Iversen (eds), Uses of History: Marxism, Postmodernism and the Renaissance (Literature, politics, theory: the Essex symposia) . Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1991, pp. 153-178.

Joseph Long, ‘Introduction’ in Armand Gatti, Joseph Long (transl.). Three Plays. Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.

Marion Kant. The Cambridge Companion to Ballet. Cambridge, 2007.

Jon McKenzie. Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance. London: Routledge, 2001.

Douglas Kellner. Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Baz Kershaw. The Politics of Performance: Radical theatre as cultural intervention. London: Routledge, 1992.

Baz Kershaw, ‘Pathologies of Hope’ in The Radical in Performance: Between Brecht and Baudrillard.

Dorothy Knowles. Armand Gatti in the Theatre: Wild Duck against the Wind. Athlone Press, 1989.

Loren Kruger. Post-Imperial Brecht: Politics and Performance East and South. Cambridge, 2004.

Loren Kruger. "Reviving Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe: speculation and solidarity in the era of capitalism resurgent." Brecht and the GDR: Culture, Politics, Posterity, ed Karen Leeder and Laura Bradley. Edinburgh German Yearbook, 2011.

Loren Kruger. The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics since 1910. Routledge, 1999.

Loren Kruger. The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America. U of Chicago P, 1992.

Carol Lee. Ballet in Western Culture: A History of its Origins and Evolution. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Patrick Lonergan. Theatre and Globalization: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Mary Luckhurst. Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Bradley MacDonald, J. Performing Marx: Contemporary Negotiations of a Living Tradition. New York: State University, 2006.

Victor Merriman. Because we are poor: Irish Theatre in the 1990’s. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2011.

Drew Milne. "Processual Performance: Critical Notes on Adorno's Autonomous Artwork", As Radical as Reality Itself: Essays on Marxism and Art for the 21st Century, eds. Matthew Beaumont, Andrew Hemingway, Esther Leslie, John Roberts. Peter Lang AG, 2007, 347-66.

Drew Milne. ‘Performance over being: Frank O'Hara's artifice.’ Textual Practice, Volume 25, Issue 2, 2011.

Paul Murphy. Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama, 1899-1949. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Dan Rebellato. Theatre and Globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Janelle Reinelt, ‘Caryl Churchill: ‘Socialist Feminism and Brechtian Dramaturgy’ in After Brecht: British Epic Theatre. University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Mike Sell. Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism. University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Maynard Solomon. Marxism and Art: Essays Classic and Contemporary. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.

Peter Thomson. Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Bertolt Brecht. Cambridge: 2006.

Eva Urban. Community Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011.

David Williams. Collaborative Theatre: The Théâtre du Soleil Sourcebook. London: New York, 1999.

Raymond Williams. Drama from Ibsen to Brecht. London: Chatto and Windus, 1968.

Raymond Williams. Drama in Performance. Open University Press, 1991.

George Hartley (2003): The Abyss of Representation. Marxism and the Postmodern Sublime. London: Duke University Press.

Eva Urban said:


Hey Drew and all,

I've assembled a short list with material that I would consider relevant, some examples from different related areas, perhaps it can serve as a starting point for developing a specific reading list together.

 

Marxism and Performance Reading List

David Barnett. Brechtian theory as practice: the Berliner Ensemble stages Der Messingkauf in 1963. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 2 (1), 2011, pp. 4-17.

David Barnett. Toward a definition of post-Brechtian performance: the example of 'In the Jungle of the Cities' at the Berliner Ensemble, 1971. Modern Drama, 54 (3). pp. 333-356.

David Barnett. Collective dramaturgy: a Marxist challenge to the modern stage, or: Heiner Müller's political theatre of destruction. In: Heiner Müller: Probleme und Perspektiven. Rodopi, 2010, pp. 45-55.

Sara Jane Bailes. Performance theatre and the poetics of failure. Routledge Theatre and Performance. Routledge, 2010.

Matthew Beaumont et al. As radical as reality itself: essays on Marxism and art for the 21st century. Bern: Peter Lang, 2007.

Tom Behan. Dario Fo: Revolutionary Theatre. London: Pluto, 2000.

Peter Boxall. Ed. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot and Endgame: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Simon Boxley. ‘Performativity and Capital in Schools.’ Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies Volume 1, Number 1 (March 2003).

David Bradby et al. (eds) Performance and Politics in Popular Drama. Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Bertolt Brecht, ‘A Short Organum for the Theatre’ in Brecht on Theatre: the development of an aesthetic, edited and translated by John Willett. Methuen, 1964.

Jill Dolan. Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre. University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Lynn Garafola. Dhiagilev’s Ballets Russes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Lizbeth Goodman, with Jane de Gay (eds.). The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance. London: Routledge, 2000.

Jen Harvie. 'Remembering the nations: site-specific performance, memory, and identities.’ Staging the UK. Manchester University Press, 2005.

G. Holderness. ‘Production, reproduction, performance: Marxism, history, theatre '. In F. Baker , P. Hulme & M. Iversen (eds), Uses of History: Marxism, Postmodernism and the Renaissance (Literature, politics, theory: the Essex symposia) . Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1991, pp. 153-178.

Joseph Long, ‘Introduction’ in Armand Gatti, Joseph Long (transl.). Three Plays. Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.

Marion Kant. The Cambridge Companion to Ballet. Cambridge, 2007.

Jon McKenzie. Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance. London: Routledge, 2001.

Douglas Kellner. Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Baz Kershaw. The Politics of Performance: Radical theatre as cultural intervention. London: Routledge, 1992.

Baz Kershaw, ‘Pathologies of Hope’ in The Radical in Performance: Between Brecht and Baudrillard.

Dorothy Knowles. Armand Gatti in the Theatre: Wild Duck against the Wind. Athlone Press, 1989.

Loren Kruger. Post-Imperial Brecht: Politics and Performance East and South. Cambridge, 2004.

Loren Kruger. "Reviving Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe: speculation and solidarity in the era of capitalism resurgent." Brecht and the GDR: Culture, Politics, Posterity, ed Karen Leeder and Laura Bradley. Edinburgh German Yearbook, 2011.

Loren Kruger. The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics since 1910. Routledge, 1999.

Loren Kruger. The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America. U of Chicago P, 1992.

Carol Lee. Ballet in Western Culture: A History of its Origins and Evolution. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Patrick Lonergan. Theatre and Globalization: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Mary Luckhurst. Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Bradley MacDonald, J. Performing Marx: Contemporary Negotiations of a Living Tradition. New York: State University, 2006.

Victor Merriman. Because we are poor: Irish Theatre in the 1990’s. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2011.

Drew Milne. "Processual Performance: Critical Notes on Adorno's Autonomous Artwork", As Radical as Reality Itself: Essays on Marxism and Art for the 21st Century, eds. Matthew Beaumont, Andrew Hemingway, Esther Leslie, John Roberts. Peter Lang AG, 2007, 347-66.

Drew Milne. ‘Performance over being: Frank O'Hara's artifice.’ Textual Practice, Volume 25, Issue 2, 2011.

Paul Murphy. Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama, 1899-1949. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Dan Rebellato. Theatre and Globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Janelle Reinelt, ‘Caryl Churchill: ‘Socialist Feminism and Brechtian Dramaturgy’ in After Brecht: British Epic Theatre. University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Mike Sell. Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism. University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Maynard Solomon. Marxism and Art: Essays Classic and Contemporary. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.

Peter Thomson. Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Bertolt Brecht. Cambridge: 2006.

Eva Urban. Community Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011.

David Williams. Collaborative Theatre: The Théâtre du Soleil Sourcebook. London: New York, 1999.

Raymond Williams. Drama from Ibsen to Brecht. London: Chatto and Windus, 1968.

Raymond Williams. Drama in Performance. Open University Press, 1991.

I would recommend works of Slovenian scholar Bojana Kunst in: http://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Bodies-Performance-Worldmaking-Chore... and https://www.diaphanes.net/buch/artikel/2127
She has also very recently published a very good book in Slovenian Artist at Work. http://www.maska.si/index.php?id=19&id=19&tx_ttnews[tt_news...

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