A Platform Journal Postgraduate Symposium
Date : Lundi 25 mars 2013
Lieu : Handa Noh Theatre, Egham TW20 0EX / Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway University of London
Informations et inscription : http://performancelegacies2013.moonfruit.com/#
We invite all interested parties to attend a free symposium on Monday 25 March 2013 at the Drama Department of Royal Holloway, University of London.The theme of the day is "performance legacies", and the symposium aims to explore the possibility of legacies and artistic heritage across fields including genealogy, cultural heritage and artistic practice.
Our postgraduate/early-postdoctoral speakers from various disciplines and projects will approach the topic from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. The presentations and discussions will touch upon issues that are fundamental to the discipline and research praxis of theatre and performance studies.
Performance events leave traces, which are often physical, such as records of human experience, theatrical ephemera, company records or photographs and recordings. Yet they may also leave a less discernible impression than these physical remnants. Jonathan Miller's 'subsequent performances', Marvin Carlson's 'ghosts' or Thomas Postlewait's 'artistic heritage' all approach the polymorphous and informal historicisation of performance and present numerous conceptualisations of performance legacies. In this context, a performance legacy may constitute any number of traces – perhaps the perpetuation of a recognisable image, the continued use of a particular performance practice in treatments or approaches to a specified text, a formally conceived production history, or a re-surfacing interpretation of a character or text based upon a set of assumptions. This symposium seeks to explore the possibility of legacies and artistic heritage across broader fields including, but not exclusive to, genealogy, cultural heritage and artistic practice.