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Performance, transport and mobility: making passage

Performance, transport and mobility: making passage

Wilkie, Fiona, 1974- author

'Performance, Transport and Mobility' is an investigation into how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. Using a critical framework drawn from the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences, it analyses a range of performances that explore what it means to be in transit

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Fiona Wilkie
ISBN: 0230343155, 9780230343153
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Performing arts Philosophy.; Performing Arts.; Performing arts; Movement; Movement (Acting)


  1. Introduction 1. 'Three miles an hour'
  2. Pedestrian Travel 2. 'Nothing is moving'
  3. Railway Travel 3. 'Motorvating'
  4. Road Travel 4. 'A place without a place'
  5. Boat Travel 5. 'Alone at last'
  6. Air Travel Notes Bibliography Index


'Fiona Wilkie's work in the past has contributed massively to our understanding of site specificity. In this wonderful new publication, she turns her attention to what in sociology and geography is known as the 'mobilities turn', and traces its impact in and on contemporary performance practice. The book is brilliantly researched and beautifully written; it is also timely, original and fascinating. It expands the remit of theatre and performance studies, and makes an important contribution to interdisciplinary knowledge and exchange. It can't recommend it enough.' - Carl Lavery, University of Glasgow, UK