Here is what you need to have done by class on Monday:
Read pages 266-286 in the Fusco book; read section 8 in the library reserve binder (the Schechner article from last week); add four links to your del.icio.us site; post at least two thoughtful comments on the readings for this week to this post and at least two comments on the McLuhan essay from class on the forthcoming assignment post; and have your Being Audience project ready to perform.
Here are some considerations:
- Concerning Schechner’s use of the term “actuals:” what are the implications for performance art specifically? What examples can you think of that fit within/outside of his parameters?
- What examples can you cite relevant to artistic practice that bear out his categories of contemporary (or modern) movements: “wholeness,” “process and organic growth,” “concreteness,” and “religious transcendental experience”?
- Concerning ritual, are you aware of rituals that are examinable and explainable following his model? Elaborate.