Performance and Professional Wrestling

Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies.

Performance and Professional Wrestling

Performance and Professional Wrestling

Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport. Topics such as the suspension of disbelief, simulation, silence and speech, physical culture, and the performance of pain within the squared circle are explored in relation to professional wrestling, with work by both scholars and practitioners grouped into seven short sections: Audience Circulation Lucha Gender Queerness Bodies Race A significant re-reading of wrestling as a performing art, Performance and Professional Wrestling makes essential reading for scholars and students intrigued by this uniquely theatrical sport.

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Performance and Professional Wrestling
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, Claire Warden
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-12 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport.
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Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Eero Laine
Categories: Performing Arts
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Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional
Play, Performance and Professional Wrestling
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Terry McNeill Saunders
Categories: Popular culture
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Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Sharon Mazer
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-02-01 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Author Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling both from the fan's-eye-view and from the wrestlers' gym. It begins with how performances are constructed and sold to spectators. Also the book explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities and the question of the "real" and the "fake" as
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Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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