Gabby Morreale: Unit 5, Assignment 1

Performance = just archive

Performance is that which disappears?

Schneider:

! – Performance is not that which disappears, but an act of remaining and a ritual act (Schneider 103).

? – If performance ‘becomes itself through disappearance’, what is its essence while it exists (Schneider 104)?

Birns: performance is not an end, but a means- unpredicted

! – Ralph Lemon says that “any reckoning with past events must be traumatic and incomplete” (Birns 22)

?- The United States, compared to many European or even South American countries, is a very young country. As the US adds years to its history, will the nature of ritualizing the past change? Is this technique universal?

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