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Performing Wales : people, memory and place / Lisa Lewis.

Author/Creator:
Lewis, Lisa, 1968- author.
Publication:
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Theater and society -- Wales.
Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Wales.
Language:
Preface is written in Welsh.
Summary:
Combining ideas from the field of performance studies with examples of Welsh culture that can be analysed in terms of performance - the museum, heritage, festival and theatre - this book explores the way in which such cultural performances contribute to a shared sense of identity among participants. The discussion locates performance as a general and unifying function of Welsh culture, one that both reveals and sustains distinct relationships between people, memory and place. In arguing that the performative drive in Welsh culture, or performance as poiesis (as cultural construction), is responsible for the creative scope of Welsh culture, the discussion examines how performance in specific contexts mediates questions of identity, how it reveals reflections of ourselves, and how it constitutes our remembrances of others and of history.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-273) and index.
ISBN:
9781786832429
1786832429
OCLC:
1019635703