Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Toni Sant, Ed. Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Toni Sant, Ed. Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

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Toni Sant, ed. Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. xxiii + 362. $104.00 cloth, $29.95 paper.

This volume begins with a list of illustrations (x), tables, (xi), contributors (xii-xx), acknowledgments (xxi-xxiii), and an introduction by the editor (1-12). The primary text includes essays in four parts, each with opening comments by the editor. Part 1, "Contexts for Documenting Performance," includes: Daniela Salazar, "Performance Arts and Their Memories" (19-28); Alberto Pendon Martinez and Gema Bueno de la Fuente, "Description Models for Documenting Performance" (29-46); Jeanine Rizzo, "Intellectual Property Matters for Documenting Performance: Challenges and Current Trends" (47-60); Annet Decker, Gabriella Giannachi, and Vivian van Saaze, "Expanding Documentation, and Making the Most of the 'Cracks in the Wall"' (61-78). Part 2, "Ways of Documenting Performance," includes: Panayiota A. Demetriou, "Remembering Performance Through the Practice of Oral History" (83-92); Helen Newall, Amy Skinner, and Allan Taylor, "Translating Performance: Desire, Intention and Interpretation in Photographic Documents" (93-112); Joanna Bucknall and Kirsty Sedgman, "Documenting Audience Experience: Social Media as Lively Stratification" (113-30); Vanessa Bartlett, "Web Archiving and Participation: The Future History of Performance? …

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