IQ: Performing Arts: Why Performance Matters


Issue Title:Performing Arts: Why Performance Matters
Issue Number:1
Issue Date:2012
Description:The editor of ‘Punk & Post Punk’ talks about, among other things, punk’s relationship with the Academy, the future of punk and its struggle to remain authentic. Chris Ritichie argues the importance of seeing stand-up comedy live. Also: why performance is such an essential pat of theatre; Octave Mirbeau: the great playwright who was too provocative for the English; the difficulty of performing Shakespeare in a culture as visually focused as our own. Monica Prendergast & Juliana Saxten reflects on the social and political obligations of theater.