Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0064. Thursday, 2 February 1995.
From: Jeff Nyhoff <
Date: Wednesday, 1 Feb 1995 09:24:06 -0800
Subject: Performance Criticism?
I decided to assemble a bibliography of "performance criticism" for a course
I'm teaching, and I must confess that I'm surprised by the difficulty I'm
I've not had difficulty in finding instances of usage of the term "performance
criticism," but in these instances the term is generally used axiomatically.
What are the origins of the term, the concept? Where have critics offered
definitions of the term? Where are the best (and/or worst) examples of
Secondly: is performance criticism possible...?
[One place to begin would be the SHAKSPER Fileserver. By sending the following
command -- GET PERFORM PACKAGE SHAKSPER to LISTSERV@UTORONTO.BITNET -- you
will receive eight very long files that constitute an electronic workbook of
the "Shakespeare and the Languages of Performance" NEH seminar that met at the
Folger Shakespeare Library from September 1992 through May 1993. --HMC]