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Performance in popular culture

Performance in popular culture / Sharon Mazer.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024.
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viii, 267 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
"Performance in Popular Culture reveals the intricate relationship between performance and popular culture by exploring how theatrical conventions and dramaturgical tropes have informed the way the social is constructed for popular consumption. Staged as a series of case studies, this book considers the diverse ways the social is imagined and produced in live and mediated performances, in images and texts, in interactive experiences and in cultural institutions. By looking at performance in popular culture, the world we live in becomes more visible, open to investigation and (perhaps) to change. Performance in Popular Culture engages a wide range of disciplines and theoretical frameworks: performance, theatre and cultural studies; comparative literature and media studies; gender and sexuality, critical race and post-colonial theories. Designed for accessibility at an undergraduate level, the case studies make use of visual materials, moving images and texts that are readily available to lecturers and students, to scholars and to the general public"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Mazer, Sharon. Performance in popular culture Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Added to Catalog
February 06, 2024
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Marx Brothers : from stage to screen
Betty Boop's animated performances
Performing the pandemic
Puppet plays : boxes are made to be broken
I Love Lucy : from live performance to canned entertainment
Do you hear the people sing?
Like a diva : from Maria Callas to Madonna
Beyoncé's Homecoming | 'Lift every voice and sing'
Got Talent
Fragments of the past, cabinets of curiosity and cultural convergences
Marina Abramović is present
Pepper's ghost and the haunted, educational exhibits at Wellington Museum
The fix is in : professional wrestling
Olympian opening ceremonies
Cheerleading in the popular (American) imagination
Evangelical performance : from morality plays to the Power Team and Hell House
Queer shows
Feminism : one step forward, three steps back?
Performing Māori
Shakespeare's globe theatre : planted in London, popping up in Auckland
Making a show of royalty
Donald Trump and the pro-wrestling-ification of politics in the USA
Race Matters
Visions of the apocalypse.

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