Performing Site-Specific Theatre

Politics, Place, Practice

  • Anna Birch
  • Joanne Tompkins

Part of the Performance Interventions book series (PIPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The ‘Place’ and Practice of Site-Specific Theatre and Performance

  3. Site-Specificity and Economics

  4. Site-Specificity and the Narratives of History

  5. Site-Specificity and the Slippage of Place

  6. Site-Specificity and Theatrical Intimacy

  7. Site-Specificity and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 216-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-253

About this book


This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it


Anthony Collins bibliography environment film history history of literature knowledge living performance play politics space specificity theatre understanding

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Birch
    • 1
  • Joanne Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandUK
  2. 2.School of English, Media Studies and Art HistoryUniversity of QueenslandAustralia

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