© 2013

Performance, Politics and Activism

  • Peter Lichtenfels
  • John Rouse

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Lynette Hunter
      Pages 1-14
  3. Expanding the Political with Performance

  4. Disturbing the Political with Performance

  5. Critiquing the Political with Performance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-274

About this book


Considering both making political performance and making performance politically, this collection explores engagements of political resistance, public practice and performance media, on various scales of production within structures of neoliberal and liberal government and power.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lichtenfels
    • 1
  • John Rouse
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theatre and DanceUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

About the editors

Moradewun Adejunmobi Patrick Anderson Marcela A. Fuentes (Marsha Gall) Lynette Hunter Shannon Jackson Susan Kelly Suk-Young Kim Peter Lichtenfels Stephen Morton Jane Plastow Jon D. Rossini John Rouse Frank B. Wilderson III

Bibliographic information


“The essays in Performance, Politics and Activism offer myriad alternatives for encountering and analyzing radical performances that operate in resistance to inherited representational strategies and repressive political structures. Performance Studies scholars as well as theatre researchers will find many points of entry in this eclectic, expansive, and nuanced collection.” (Christine Woodworth, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, Vol. 4 (2), November, 2016)