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The Second Edition of Performance Studies: The interpretation of Aesthetic Texts, by Ronald J. Pelias and Tracy Stephenson Shaffer asks students to use performance as a means of understanding the artistic utterances of others. It functions as a practice-based bridge between the long respected tradition of oral interpretation and current trends in performance studies research. The content of the text is presented in four parts:
Part I: Performance Studies in Perspective - provides definitions of performance (including both human communication as performance and artistic performance), examples of performance throughout history, and a new chapter on everyday storytelling which includes discussions of myths, legends, folktales, oral history, personal narrative, and ethnography.
Part II: Exploring the Aesthetic Communication of Others - outlines methods for creating performance: dramatism, analytic voice and body work, and discussions of the role of empathy in performance.
Part III: The Nature of Aesthetic Texts in Aesthetic Transactions - explores the language and structure of aesthetic texts including literary devices, points of view, modes of speech, and character.
Part IV: The Audience and the Expanding Aesthetic - introduces the multiple roles of the audience in performance as well as offers a new chapter on performance art and the way it expands the texts and contexts of performance.
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