3.3 On Ritual



Issue Editor: Günter Berghaus

ISBN: 978-0-415-18203

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On Ritual examines a range of performative practices from both the historical and contemporary repertoire. It will explore systematic connections between ritual and theatre, present the work of contemporary artists, and reflect on the role and meaning of ritual for theatrical purposes in the late twentieth century. The issue will also look at ritualism in the interstices of painting, music and theatre, the role of rituals for personal and social identity, and the antithesis of healing rituals and rituals of death.


Cultural Transmissions: An interview with Xu Bing
Nick Kaye

Prepared Pages
Xu Bing

Habermas…Burroughs. Beckett…Foreman
Nicholas Zurbrugg

Prepared Pages: An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Subsoil on the Sidewalk: Julie Laffin and the Chicago Underground
Stephen Bottoms

Do We Have to Know Who We Do Theatre For?
Patrice Pavis

Missing Persons: Personal pronouns in performance writing
John Hall

The Fate of Performance
Hans-Thies Lehmann

Political Bodies
Claire MacDonald