Unit 5 Post 1 : Robert Sparks

Performance as Vanishing:

!Post structuralism is difficult to implement in a structuralist community because once structuralism exists it limits understanding only to itself.

“post-structuralism favors society not defined by binary opposites”-104

? Does standardizing and organization through archival culture limit creativity

“Primitive people are without writing”-104

Ritualizing the Past:

!By a body’s existence it represents the history that led it to this moment

“Body movement serves as a history of preparation for the performance”-19

?Does monumentalizing the past make important events banal?

“Lemon seeks to ritualize the past not monumentalize it”-22

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