9780230343153

Performance, Transport and Mobility Making Passage

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230343153

  • ISBN10:

    0230343155

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-11-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Performance, Transport and Mobility is an investigation into how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. In a world of apparently global flows of people, goods and ideas, what other stories of travel are told through performance?

Using a critical framework drawn from the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences, Fiona Wilkie analyses a wide range of works from scripted plays to site-specific performances, from large-scale festivals to low-key private journeys, and from walking art to Motown music. Along the way, she examines discussions and documents of travel by foot, train, car, boat and plane to create a rich sense of historical and cultural context. In arguing for the capacity of theatre and art to make passage, Wilkie charts a compelling conversation about performance on the move and illuminates a set of practices that explore and challenge what it means to be in transit.

Author Biography

Fiona Wilkie is Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her work on various aspects of mobility, place and site-specific performance has been published in a number of books and journals including Contemporary Theatre Review, TDR and Blackwell's Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama (2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. 'Three miles an hour': Pedestrian Travel
2. 'Nothing is moving': Railway Travel
3. 'Motorvating': Road Travel
4. 'A place without a place': Boat Travel
5. 'Alone at last': Air Travel
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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