© 2013

Practice as Research in the Arts

Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances

  • Robin Nelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robin Nelson on Practice as Research

  3. Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Suzanne Little
      Pages 117-128
    3. Annette Arlander
      Pages 152-162
    4. Veronica Baxter
      Pages 163-174
    5. Shannon Rose Riley
      Pages 175-187
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 188-229

About this book


At the performance turn, this book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research, arguing that old prejudices should be abandoned and a PaR methodology fully accepted in the academy. Nelson and his contributors address the questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain.


Africa Australia Bridget Riley concept Europe methodology pedagogy performance resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Central School of Speech and DramaUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

Annette Arlander Professor of Performance Art and Theory, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland Veronica Baxter independent researcher Dieter Lisage Professor of Philosophy and Art Criticism at the Department of Audiovisual and Performing Arts, Erasmus University College Brussels, Belgium Suzanne Little Lecturer in Theatre Studies and Performing Arts Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand Shannon Rose Riley Associate Professor of Humanities, San José State University, California, USA Julie Robson independent researcher

Bibliographic information


'...Nelson provides thoughtful guidance on many aspects of PaR projects: from planning to supervision, from documentation to exegesis... Nelson's book should be considered a major contribution to the field of practice as research... the material presented will be of use to anyone engaged in or considering PaR. Nelson's model is clear, effective and persuasively argued.' - Marc Silberschatz, Scottish Journal of Performance