By Rebecca Schneider
'At final, the prior has arrived! Performing Remains is Rebecca Schneider's authoritative assertion on a big subject of curiosity to the sector of theatre and function reports. It extends and consolidates her pioneering contributions to the sector via its interdisciplinary approach, brilliant writing, and stimulating polemic. Performing Remains has been eagerly awaited, and should be preferred now and sooner or later for its rigorous investigations into the classy and political capability of reenactments.' - Tavia Nyong'o, Tisch university of the humanities, big apple University
'I have frequently puzzled the place the massive, vital, paradigm-changing publication approximately re-enactment is: Schneider’s booklet turns out to me to be that publication. Her paintings is hard, considerate and cutting edge and may set the schedule for learn in a couple of parts for the following decade.' - Jerome de Groot, college of Manchester
Performing Remains is a blinding new learn exploring the function of the pretend, the fake and the pretend in modern functionality. Rebecca Schneider argues passionately that functionality will be engaged as what is still, instead of what disappears.
Across seven essays, Schneider offers a forensic and specific exam of either modern and historic functionality, drawing on numerous elucidating assets together with the "America" performs of Linda Mussmann and Suzan-Lori Parks, performances of Marina Abramovic´ and Allison Smith, and the continuing renowned charm of Civil battle reenactments. Performing Remains questions the significance of illustration all through heritage and this present day, whereas boldly reassessing the ritual worth of failure to recapture the prior and recreate the "original."