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The Transformative Power of Performance
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1. The Transformative Power of Performance 2. Explaining Concepts: Performativity and Performance 3. Shared Bodies, Shared Spaces: the Bodily Co-Presence of Actors and Spectators 4. The Performative Generation of Materiality 5. The Emergence of Meaning 6. The Performance as Event 7. The Re-Enchantment of the World

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Erika Fischer-Lichte is Professor of Theatre Studies at the Freie Universitaet Berlin and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies on the Interweaving of Theatre Cultures. She was President of the German Association for Theatre Studies (1991-1996) and of the International Federation for Theatre Research (1995-1999). Among her numerous publications are The Semiotics of Theatre (1992, in German 1983), The Show and the Gaze of Theatre (1997), History of European Drama and Theatre (2002, in German 1990), Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual. Exploring Forms of Political Theatre (Routledge, 2005).

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'Wonderfully erudite, clear and concise.' -- Maria Shevtsova, Goldmsiths College, Univerisity of London, UK 'A major reference work for debates on theatre theory, performance, and methodology. Written by one of the foremost representatives of the field of theatre studies.' -- Hans-Thies Lehmann, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany

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