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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48670-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40245-5
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