Judith Butler – Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street
In the last months there have been, time and again, mass demonstrations on the street, in the square, and though these are very often motivated by different political purposes, something similar happens: bodies congregate, they move and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space as public space. Now, it would be easier to say that these demonstrations or, indeed, these movements, are characterized by bodies that come together to make a claim in public space, but that formulation presumes that public space is given, that it is already public, and recognized as such.
The Routledge reader in politics and performance (amazon)
This book brings together key writings on politics, ideology and performance, providing discussion on everything from sexuality in performance to theatre games, power and politics in the theatre to multimedia events, intercultural persepectives to performance theories. This comprehensive collection is brought together by Lizbeth Goodman and Jane de Gay, who have previously collaborated on the highly successfulRoutledge Reader in Gender and Performance(1998). Includes the writings of: Antonin Artaud, Eugenio Barba, Herbert Blau, Augusto Boal, Bertolt Brecht, Peter Brook, Judith Butler, Marvin Carlson, Sue-Ellen Case, Coco Fusco, Jerzy Grotowski, Tony Kushner, Richard Schechner, Rebecca Schneider, Constantin Stanislavski and Raymond Williams.