Performance Affects

Applied Theatre and the End of Effect

  • Authors
  • James┬áThompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Hedonism Is a Bunker

    1. James Thompson
      Pages 1-11
  3. The End of Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. James Thompson
      Pages 15-42
    3. James Thompson
      Pages 43-77
    4. James Thompson
      Pages 78-111
  4. Performance Affects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. James Thompson
      Pages 115-135
    3. James Thompson
      Pages 136-159
    4. James Thompson
      Pages 178-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 184-205

About this book


Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice, seeking to realign the field of Applied Theatre away from effects towards an affective role, connected to sensations of pleasure.


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