Marking Time: performance, archaeology and the city

Type Book
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationExeter
PublisherUniversity of Exeter Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)0859898768, 978-0859898768
Publication statusPublished - 06 Nov 2013
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Abstract

The main written output of the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2012-14) which takes the form of five journeys through Cardiff, each visiting ten sites where significant events occurred, setting performances within local topographical and social contexts, and in relation to a specific architecture and polity. These sites – from disused factories to scenes of crime, from auditoria to film sets – it regards as landmarks in the conception of a history of performance. And it uses performance and its places as a means to reflect on the character of the city itself – its history, fabric and make-up, its cultural ecology and its changing nature; as entrées into a reflection on the performative nature of the city itself.