Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

  • Authors
  • Nicola Shaughnessy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Histories and Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 15-43
  3. Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 47-93
    3. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 94-158
    4. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 159-181
  4. Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 185-237
  5. Conclusion: Affective Practice

    1. Nicola Shaughnessy
      Pages 250-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-288

About this book


This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.


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