The main written output of the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2012-14) which takes the form of five journeys through Cardiff, each visiting ten 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. And it uses performance and its places as a means to reflect on the character of the city itself – its history, fabric and make-up, its cultural ecology and its changing nature; as entrées into a reflection on the performative nature of the city itself.
|Place of Publication||Exeter|
|Publisher||University of Exeter Press|
|Number of pages||288|
|ISBN (Print)||0859898768, 978-0859898768|
|Publication status||Published - 06 Nov 2013|