Performing animality : animals in performance practices /

"Performing Animality provides theoretical and creative interventions into the presence of the animal and ideas of animality in performance. Animals have always played a part in human performance practices. Maintaining a crucial role in many communities' cultural traditions, animal-human e...

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Other Authors: Orozco García, Lourdes (Editor), Parker-Starbuck, Jennifer, 1962- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Lourdes Orozco and Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
  • PART I: SETTING THE STAGE. 1. From Homo Performans to Interspecies Collaboration: Expanding the Concept of Performance to Include Animals / Laura Cull
  • PART II: BULLS, DOGS, PIGS, BEARS, AND HORSES: ANIMALS IN PERFORMANCE. 2. The Art of Fierceness: The Performance of the Spanish Fighting Bull / Garry Marvin ; 3. 'Genus Porcus Sophisticus': The Learned Pig and the Theatrics of National Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century London / Monica Mattfeld ; 4. 'A Very Good Act For an Unimportant Place': Animals, Ambivalence, and Abuse in Big-Time Vaudeville / Catherine Young ; 5. Acrobatic Circus Horses: Military Training to Natural Wildness / Peta Tait
  • PART III: 'PERFORMING' ANIMALS AND 'THEATRES OF SPECIES'. 6. Massive Bodies in Mortal Performance: War Horse and the Staging of Anglo-American Equine Experience in Combat / Kim Marra ; 7. Embattled Animals in a Theatre of Species ; Una Chaudhuri ; 8. Animal Pasts and Presents: Taxidermied Time Travellers / Jennifer Parker-Starbuck ; 9. Effacing the Human: Rachel Rosenthal, Rats and Shared Creative Agency / Carrie Rohman
  • PART IV: 'LOOKING AT/LOVING/WITH ANIMALS'. 10. There and not There: Looking at Animals in Contemporary Theatre Practice / Lourdes Orozco ; 11. It's Hard to Spot the Queerness in this Image / Holly Hughes
  • Index.