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Theatre, Performance and Analogue Technology

Historical Interfaces and Intermedialities

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology (PSPT)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Kara Reilly
      Pages 1-12
  3. Industrial Bodies and Dance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Retro-Engineering: Wearable Sound

      • Johannes Birringer
      Pages 133-158
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 250-269

About this book

This trans-historical collection explores analogue performance technologies from Ancient Greece to pre-Second World War. From ancient mechanical elephants to early modern automata, Enlightenment electrical experiments to Victorian spectral illusions, this volume offers an original examination of the precursors of contemporary digital performance.

Keywords

  • Theatre
  • Technology
  • Stagecraft
  • Performance
  • history
  • history of theatre
  • machine
  • research
  • Technologie
  • theatre

Reviews

“Kara Reilly’s edited collection on theatre and analogue technology is timely. … Reilly’s collection claims to be, and is, the first study that historicizes ‘discourses of digital performance’. … This book will be of interest to all theatre and performance students and scholars, as well as science and cultural historians and all those interested in examining how theatre, performance, and technology have come together not only in current practice but also in a diverse range of historical contexts.” (Maria Chatzichristodoulou, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 31 (3), August, 2015)

'These explorations of intriguing oddities of performance history, interspersed by 46 illustrations, covers projects ranging from Richard Beacham's minutely re-created Roman-era toy theatre with mechanized movable parts to Michael Chemers's ongoing work with robots whose artificial intelligences lack (to date) what is understood as empathy Recommended [for] graduate students, researchers, faculty, technical students, professionals, general readers.' CHOICE

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Drama, University of Exeter, UK

    Kara Reilly

About the editor

Odai Johnson, University of Washington, USA Richard Beacham, King's College, UK Victor Holtcamp, Tulane University, USA Brandin Barón-Nusbaum, University of California, USA Katherine Newey, University of Exeter, UK Kara Reilly, University of Exeter, UK Johannes Birringer, Brunel University, UK Ciara Murphy, University of Pennsylvania, USA Beth A. Kattelman, Ohio State University, USA Naomi J. Stubbs, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, USA Adrian Curtin, University of Exeter, UK Michael M. Chemers, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-31967-8
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)