Essays

The Stage and the Stake
16th Century Anabaptist Martyrdom as Resistance to Violent Spectacle

by W. Benjamin Meyerspdf


What the Fuck is That?
The Poetics of Ruptural Performance

by Tony Peruccipdf
supplements

Collage: A Paradigm for Performance Studies
by Amy K. Kilgardpdf



Book Reviews

Living on Third Street: Plays of the Living Theatre, 19891992
(by Hanon Reznikov)

reviewed by Claudia Costa Pedersonread


Queer Political Performance and Protest: Play, Pleasure, and Social Movement
(by Benjamin Shepard)

reviewed by L. M. Bogad   read



<notes on contributors>

» L. M. Bogad (Associate Professor, University of California at Davis) is an author, performer, and activist. His book Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements is an international study of performance artists who run for public office as a prank. Bogad works on the intersection between art and activism, and on the role of humor and imagination in organizing social movements. [website]

» Amy K. Kilgard is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at San Francisco State University, specializing in performance studies. Her interests include the intersections among performance art, consumerism, performance methodologies, collage, and pedagogy. Her solo show Triskaidekaphobia: 13 Consumer Tragedies, will premier in San Francisco next year.

» W. Benjamin Myers (Ph.D. Southern Illinois University) is an Assistant Professor of Speech in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies at USC Upstate.

» Claudia Costa Pederson is a Ph. D. candidate at the History of Art and Visual Studies Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She is completing a dissertation on digital games by contemporary artists who employ play for purposes of social critique.

» Tony Perucci (Ph.D. New York University) is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a founding member of The Performance Collective, which makes theatre and trouble.


editor: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
editorial assistant: David Steinweg (University of South Florida)
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