Performance Research Volume 5 Issue 2

On Animals

Issue editors: Alan Read

ISBN: 978-0-415-24103

On Animals confronts the human-centric nature of performance by inviting contributions on: interspecies relations in theatrical acts, historiography of anomalous events such as bear baiting and flea circuses, architectures of animal exhibition, technologies of new nature and animal relations to cyborg cultures, the second nature of mimesis, the animal iconography of non-western expressive forms, animal acoustics and vocal experiment, post-human philosophies and performance of animal rites and rights. The field is as open as our ability to think and practise performance beyond the human.

Editorial: On Animals

Alan Read

pp. iii - iv


Alphonso Lingis

pp. 1 - 10

Animals, Angel and Performance

Jean-Marie Pradier

pp. 11 - 22

The Animal Being on Stage

Romeo Castellucci

pp. 23 - 28

The Right Horse, The Animal Eye - Bartabas and Théâtre Zingaro

David Williams

pp. 29 - 40

Embodying the Lion's Fury: Ambivalent animals, activation and representation

Phillip B. Zarrilli

pp. 41 - 54

On the Skids: Some years of acting animals

Tim Etchells

pp. 55 - 60

Acknowledging the Imperative of Performance in the Infancy of Theatre

Alan Read

pp. 61 - 69

Sloughing the Human

Steve Baker

pp. 70 - 81

The Wolf-Man [artist's pages]

Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher

pp. 82 - 91

The Others: Performance conceived, written and performed by

Rachel Rosenthal

pp. 92 - 107

Natural Instincts and Cultural Passions: Transformations and performances in foxhunting

Garry Marvin

pp. 108 - 115

Renaissance Dogs: The transformation of the onstage canine, 1550-1850

Michael Dobson

pp. 116 - 124

Reviews: A Dog's Life

Andrea Phillips

pp. 125 - 130

Wind, Even When We Do Not Move: an archive [artist's pages]

David Williams

pp. 131 - 135

Book Review

David Williams

pp. 136 - 138

Notes on Contributors

pp. 139 - 140