restricted access   Volume 60, Number 4, Winter 2016 (T232)

Table of Contents


p. 1



pp. 2-3



pp. 8-9


p. 9

TDR Comment

Practical Jobs for Utopian Artists: (From the “Imaginary Activism” Series)

pp. 10-13


Social Performance Studies: An Evolving Process of Endless Dualities

pp. 14-21

China’s Guangchang Wu: The Emergence, Choreography, and Management of Dancing in Public Squares

pp. 22-49

Social Circus: The Cultural Politics of Embodying “Social Transformation”

pp. 50-67

Theatre, Community, and Development: The Performance Activism of the Castillo Theatre

pp. 68-91

Towards a New Cutting Edge: Where Avantgarde Meets Community Art

pp. 92-107

Social Performance Training in China: Moving from a Monologue Culture to a Dialogue Culture

pp. 108-117

A Sociological Consideration of Prayer and Agency

pp. 118-129

Performance and Politics: President Obama’s Dramatic Reelection in 2012

pp. 130-142

Critical Acts

Sara (the smuggler): Choreographing a Transparent Archive

pp. 143-148

Opera and the Folds of Time in the Prototype Festival

pp. 149-157


The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images by Joe Kelleher (review)

pp. 158-159

The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater by Shannon Jackson and Marianne Weems (review)

pp. 160-162

Performance Studies in Motion: International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century ed. by Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, and David Zerbib (review)

pp. 162-165

Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship by Aimee Meredith Cox (review)

pp. 165-167

Arab American Drama, Film and Performance: A Critical Study, 1908 to the Present by Michael Malek Najjar (review)

pp. 167-169

Brecht on Theatre by Bertolt Brecht, and: Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks by Bertolt Brecht (review)

pp. 169-172

Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theater and Performance by Robert Henke, and: Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer by Michelle Ann Stephens, and: Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela by Marcia Ochoa (review)

pp. 173-174