Worlds of Performance
What is performance? Where does it take place? Who are the participants? Not long ago these were settled questions, but today the orthodox answers are unsatisfactory, misleading and limiting. `Performance' as a theoretical category and as a practice has expanded explosively. Now it encompasses a panoply of genres that ranges from play, to popular entertainments, to theatre, dance and music, to secular and religious rituals, to `performance in everyday life', to intercultural experiments, and more.
For nearly forty years The Drama Review, the journal of performance studies, has been at the cutting edge of exploring these questions. The Worlds of Performance series is designed to mine the extraordinary riches and diversity of The Drama Review's decades of excellence, bringing back into print important essays, interviews, artists' notes, and photographs. New materials and introductions bring the volumes up to date. Each Worlds of Performance book is an indispensable resource for the scholar, a textbook for the student, and an exciting eye-opener for the general reader.