Performance Research Volume 1 Issue 3

On Illusion

Issue editors: Ric Allsopp

ISBN: 978-0-415-16210

Late twentieth-century culture is highly mediated and has in many ways rejected notions of the authentic and originary on a material as well as a conceptual level. The question of illusion and reality, of lived experience and representation in its relation both to the arts and to broader philosophical considerations continues to be a central issue in contemporary performance. On Illusion will address this question in relation to a variety of topics.

Preface and Editorial

Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald

pp. v - ix

Baudrillard and the Ambiguities of Radical Illusion

Nicholas Zurbrugg

pp. 1 - 5


Goat Island

pp. 6 - 11

Approaching the Real: Reality Effects and the Play of Fiction

Andrew Quick

pp. 12 - 22

Presenting the Prima Donna: Black femininity and performance in nineteenth-century American blackface minstrelsy

Annemarie Bean

pp. 23 - 30

Prepared Pages: 'Waiting for Falling Rocks'

Hans-Peter Litscher

pp. 30 - 31

Truthful Trickery: Shamanism, acting and reality

Etzel Cardeña, Jane Beard

pp. 31 - 39

Come Back to Life: An interview with André Stitt

Simon Herbert

pp. 40 - 45

…and so shall you seem to have cut your nose in sunder': Illusions of power on the Elizabethan stage and in the Elizabethan market-place

Michael Mangan

pp. 46 - 57

Prepared Pages: W.S.H

Rod Dickinson

pp. 57 - 58

Rose English: A perilous profession

Lynn MacRitchie

pp. 58 - 70

Prepared Pages: Eclat: Occupation des Lieux 1-10

Caroline Bergvall

pp. 70 - 71

As If Dance Was Visible

André Lepecki

pp. 71 - 76

Prepared Pages: Breast Heart - a trailer for Rosita Clavel - a horse opera by Rose English and Ian Hill to be presented June 1997

Rose English, Martha Fleming

pp. 76 - 77

Hotel Pro Forma: Exposing reality as a visual illusion

Erik Exe Christoffersen

pp. 77 - 89

The Ear of Man Hath Not Seen

Nicholas Till

pp. 90 - 93

Five Microlectures

Matthew Goulish

pp. 94 - 99

Book Reviews

Claire MacDonald, cris cheek, Peter Hulton

pp. 100 - 106

Archive Review

Richard Gough

pp. 107 - 109

Notes on Contributors

pp. 110 - 111