What constitutes a performance? To what extent are performances occurring throughout culture(s)? If a performance isn’t defined by the purchase of a ticket and entering a theatre space, when and where can it be seen to begin and end? Is it still a performance if there are no spectators present? Performance is often perceived to be an activity that only takes place behind the proscenium arch or is contained within the box set. The discipline of performance studies has expanded upon this definition so that we can now see that performance is an inherent part of the customs, rituals and practices of cultures.
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- Introduction: Locating Performance Studies
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