Performance Research Volume 1 Issue 1

The Temper of the Times

Issue editors: Richard Gough, Ric Allsopp & Claire MacDonald

ISBN: 978-0-415-14697

Including material from internationally renowned artists and scholars, yet also featuring some of the most provocative new voices in the field, this substantial peer-reviewed journal explores the unsettled boundaries, rapidly changing practices, and shifting definitions at play within the world of contemporary performance. Making innovative connections between theatre, dance, music, time-based and live art, Performance Research speaks to a broad readership of academics, practitioners, critics, and students interested in the relation between performance practice and research. In addition to in-depth essays, editorial comment, and book and performance reviews, each issue initiates new ways of addressing established forms of performance through the inclusion of extensive visual material, performance documentation and commissioned art works for the page.

Prepared Pages

Lily Markiewicz

pp. i


Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald

pp. v - viii

The Temper of the Time: A correspondence (Part One)

Misha Glenny, Kirsten Lavers, Jude Walton

pp. 1 - 4

The Dream in the Desert

Mike Pearson

pp. 5 - 15

Performance Epistemology

David George

pp. 16 - 25

Prepared Pages

Hugo Glendinning, Forced Entertainment

pp. 26 - 31

Prepared Pages

Lily Markiewicz

pp. 29

This is the Theatre that was to be Expected and Foreseen

Johannes Birringer

pp. 32 - 46

MURX: Berliner Volksbühne

Lily Markiewicz

pp. 47 - 51

Opening up the Text

Heiner Goebbels

pp. 52 - 58

Arbeit Macht Frei Vom Toitland Europa: Akko Theatre Centre

Heike Roms

pp. 59 - 62


Nick Kaye

pp. 63 - 68

Prepared Pages

Lily Markiewicz

pp. 69 - 70

Self Sorage: Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and students from the Royal College of Art, London

Andrea Phillips

pp. 70 - 72

A Decade of Forced Entertainment

pp. 73 - 88

Temper of the Times: A correspondence (Part Two)

Eugenio Barba, Peter Hulton, Brigitte Kaquet

pp. 89 - 97

Prepared Pages

Alastair MacLennan

pp. 96 - 97

Sentenced to

John Hall

pp. 98 - 102

Changing Time

André Lepecki, Johannes Odenthal, John Ashford

pp. 103 - 113

Book Reviews

Cindy Oswin, David Williams, Aaron Williamson

pp. 114 - 122

Archive Review

Claire MacDonald

pp. 123 - 125

Notes on Contributors

pp. 126 - 128