Performing Objects and Theatrical Things

  • Marlis Schweitzer
  • Joanne Zerdy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Object Lessons

    1. Marlis Schweitzer, Joanne Zerdy
      Pages 1-17
  3. Archival Digs

  4. Embodied Research Practices

  5. Materialist Semiotics

  6. Excavating Between the Lines

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 228-264

About this book


This book rethinks historical and contemporary theatre, performance, and cultural events by scrutinizing and theorizing the objects and things that activate stages, venues, environments, and archives.


Performance objects Actor-Network-Theory Theatre and Materialism 15th century America animation environment event object performance Plate relic semiotics stage theatre transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Marlis Schweitzer
    • 1
  • Joanne Zerdy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of TheatreYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of Theatre and DanceIllinois State UniversityUS

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