Zulukinos Refresh and try again. Performances that derive from templates instead reference an ideal template, and attempt to borrow its aura or authority. Representation developed initially with capitalism but was gradually replaced by repetition as a result of mass-production. Arguably, the same could be said today of the internet. In addition to his scholarly work on performance, Prof.

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Chapter six, "Informers," is perhaps the most engaging part of the book. Murphy suggests in this chapter that in the hands of such skilled artists ,as Kazan and Miller, the question of guilt and innocence progresses beyond a simple dramatic representation of good versus evil, ala Wayne and Fast, to involve a far more complicated perceptual field, one that implies many levels of guilt and innocence.

In the final chapter, "Forensics;" Murphy considers the ways in which a number of "trial plays" from this period were rooted in the social drama of the hearings. This type of dramatic expression represents, for Murphy, something of an artistic Ground Zero - "an arena in which the Right and Left were brought together, if only to exhibit their differences and battle for ideological influence over the direction that post-war American culture and politics were to take" Clearly, Brenda Murphy has written a landmark study, one that considers an often neglected field in American theatre history.

Until those studies are completed, Congressional Theatre: Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television must be considered an essential text for students of this era, or, for that matter, anyone interested in the impact of politics upon art. Liveness: Pelformance in a Mediatized Culture. London: Routledge, He asserlo;;; that liveness "must be examined not as a global, undifferentiated phenomenon but within specific cultural and social contexts" 3 and that, "historically, the live is actually an effect of mediatization , not the other way around" 5r.

Prior to the advent of media technology, the concept of "live" as a category had no meaning, Therefore, "like Iiveness itself, the desire for live experiences is a product of mediatization" Yet, in assessing the status of live performance, it is no longer adequate to retreat into mystifications and c1icMs about the "magic of live theatre" or the "energy" that supposedly exists between performers and audiences 2. Historically, new media have forced older ones to adjust, and Auslander examines the adjustments made by theatre and popular music to the dominant technologies of the past century: "[TJhe general response of live performance to the oppression and economic superiority ofmediatized forms has been to become as much like them as possible" 7.

He is interested in showing that the alleged ontological differences between the live and the mediatized are specious. The mediatized will often satisfy this desire beller than the live. The chapter on live performance in theatre with a nod to sporting events traces the advent of If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.


Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture

All Rights Reserved. Personal use only; commercial use is strictly prohibited for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice. Not only does the concept navigate through multiple academic disciplines, but it also calls attention to the constantly morphing conditions of social interaction and community formation in an ever-digitizing world. Defined from a wide range of perspectives throughout history under specific sociocultural circumstances, the idea has brought critical scrutiny to the related questions of presence, disappearance, absence, and recurrence of the performing subject. At the same time, immediacy, temporality, and authenticity of human contact as well as human-to-nonhuman contact have also been interrogated under the rubric of liveness.


Liveness: Performance of Ideology and Technology in the Changing Media Environment

Kazshura Even though it is arguable that rock is equally steeped in a long tradition of masculine display that was often effeminate and implicitly queer, evocations of that tradition are not generally seen auslsnder rock culture as celebrations of rock authenticity. Auslander is the editor of Performance: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Ultimately, Auslander auslabder that there are no ontological differences between live kiveness and media. Auslander writes art criticism for ArtForum and other publications. Liveness [ Readings ] In this new edition, the author thoroughly updates his provocative argument to take into account new digital and media technologies, and cultural, social and legal developments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.



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