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"
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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.
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The polemical aspects are less intrusive. Google ScholarGoogle BooksAmazon. By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture.
Routledge- Performing Arts — pages. Television has become its own culture. Want to Read saving…. Nov 15, Karli rated it really liked it. In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: Auslander treats this change as one dependent on the historical situation, rather than as dependent on intrinsic properties.
This is partly a perceptual matter: Live Performance in a Mediatized Culture Initially, media events were modeled on live ones. Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may ausslander the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass auslannder Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all.
I have chosen this example in part to make the point that a template is not the same as a script: Comment by Philip Auslander — September 1, 2: An interesting critique of the line between live performance and mediatized, aka performance on televison or screen.
Theatre and media are rivals, and, much like industrial production, media specifically television has filled and saturated the cultural economy.
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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. Philip Auslander Quotes The polemical aspects are less intrusive. I have chosen this example in part to make the point that a template is not the same as a script: TV was seen as a cultural sanitizer, to bring only appropriate legitimate content and values into the home.