Performance Research Volume 2 Issue 2

On Tourism

Issue editors: Heike Roms & Richard Gough

ISBN: 978-0-415-16179

On Tourism will be centred around a constellation of contributions arising from and responding to the extraordinary itinerant conference "Points of Contact: Performance, Tourism and Identity", organized by Centre for Performance Research, September 1996 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Today, tourism presents the main framework for a large number of identity performances, and the identity of the tourist is often used as a metaphor for a more playful concept of self, performed on the stage of an increasingly theatricalized world. This issue looks at the notion of identity and how it relates to performance in the context of tourism. It will explore such themes as: the tourist as spectator; tourist site as theatre; identity explorations in contemporary performance work; semiotics of visiting, travel and sightseeing; preservation and production; folklore, folk arts and the invention of tradition.

Preface and Editorial

Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald

pp. v - viii


Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Mary Lemley

pp. 1 - 9

Virtual Reality's Place

Dean MacCannell

pp. 10 - 21

Taming the Tourists: Balinese temple clowns preserve their village traditions

Jan-tage Kühling, I Nyoman Catra

pp. 22 - 26


Coco Fusco, Nao Bustamente

pp. 27 - 33

When 'Eternal India' Meets the YPO

Rustom Bharucha

pp. 34 - 40

Performing a Visit: Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

Mike Pearson, Michael Shanks

pp. 41 - 53

Reciprocal Tourism and the Fear of the Floating Local: Networkers and integristes in a Catalan provincial town

Dorothy Noyes

pp. 54 - 63

From Chiapas to Wales

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

pp. 64 - 75

Believed-in Theatre

Richard Schechner

pp. 76 - 91

Theatre Square

Elena Siemens

pp. 92 - 101

A Grain of Sand in the Works': Continuity and change at the Théâtre du Soleil

David Williams

pp. 102 - 107

Rehearsing Reconciliations: Mnouchkine's Molière at the Théâtre du Soleil

Susan Melrose

pp. 108 - 111

Book Reviews

Edward Braun, T. J. Cribb, Nick Kaye

pp. 112 - 116

Archive Review

Michael Patterson

pp. 117 - 118

Notes on Contributors

pp. 119 - 120