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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 53.  Sunday, 31 January 1993.
From:           Kay Stockholder <
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Date:           Sunday, 31 Jan 93 09:49:46 PST
Subject: Re: Impossibility of Performance Criticism
Comment:        SHK 4.0051  Re: Impossibility of Performance Criticism
I don't see any theoretical difference between performance criticism and any
other kind. After all, any production of a play is based on a reading of a
text, and if such a reading cannot be performed, then obviously it is a wrong
reading. This applies to discussions of themes, emphases, and so forth in
particular texts rather than to post modern forms of theoretical criticism. In
a sense performance criticism is new criticism under another name.

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