Marking Time : Performance, Archaeology and the City, Paperback / softback Book

Marking Time : Performance, Archaeology and the City Paperback / softback

Part of the Exeter Performance Studies series


Marking Time: Performance, archaeology and the city charts a genealogy of alternative practices of theatre-making since the 1960s in one particular city - Cardiff.

In a series of five itineraries, it visits fifty 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. Marking Time uses performance and places as a means to reflect on the character of the city itself - its history, its fabric and make-up, its cultural ecology and its changing nature.

Weaving together personal recollections, dramatic scripts, archival records and documentary photographs, it suggests a new model for studying and for making performance...for other artistic practices...for other cities. Marking Time is an urban companion to the rural themes and fieldwork approaches considered in `In Comes I': Performance, Memory and Landscape (University of Exeter Press, 2006).


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780859898768

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