Blood, sweat & theory / John Freeman ; Helen Taylor, cover design.

Freeman, John, 1959- [Browse]
1st ed.
  • [Libri Publishing] : [Faringdon, England], 2009.
  • ©2009
1 online resource (337 p.)


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Music + Performing Arts [More in this series]
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As a major contribution to the field of postgraduate activity in drama, theater, and performance, this resource identifies the essential characteristics of practice-based research across a range of countries, contexts, forms, and applications. A vital theory-based guide to such study, topics include locating practice-based research within historical, aesthetic, and educational settings; challenging received ideas of dramatic practice as thesis; distinguishing research from reflection and feelings from findings; and pushing practice-based re
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  • HUM633
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  • Cover; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Preface; Abstracts of Case Studies; Section 1: Ineffability; Illustration and the Intentional Action Model; Case Study: Returning to Haifa: Using Pre-text Based Drama to Understand Self and Other; Section 2: Paradigms and Trojan Horses; Case Study: Towards Collaborativity in Theatre-making: Reflections on an Artistic Research Case; Section 3: Origins of the PhD and the Current Educational Climate; Case Study: The Smell of It: Case Study of Curious's Live Art Performance On the Scent
  • Section 4: Certainties and Institutional Bias: Research for, into and through Practice Research Criteria and Creative Intelligence; Case Study: The Relationship between University Theatre and Professional Theatre: A Question of Method; Section 5: Basic, Applied and Experimental Research; 10 Questions; Case Study: That Spot in the 'Moving Picture' is You: Perception in Time-based Art; Section 6: Feelings and Findings; Research Design, Research Prerequisites and Creative Processes; Case Study: Bleeding Narratives; Section 7: Methodologies; Thesis Statements; Fallibilism; PhD Outcomes
  • Performance StudiesCase Study: A Mono-trilogy on a Collaborative Process in the Performing Arts; Section 8: Practice as Research as the Dominant Orthodoxy; the Nature of Evidence; Case Study: Performing with Trees: Landscape and Artistic Research; Section 9: Heuristic Research; Autoethnography; Immediacy and Self-Reflexivity; Case Study: Un-telling Myself: Performance (Preparation) as Research; Section 10: Truth and Doubt; Epistemology and Ontology; Thesis Demands; Case Study: In Tränen unendlicher Lust: An Artistic Inquiry into an Innovating Audiovisual Lied Project
  • Section 11: At the Crossroads of Research Cultures Type A, B and C Research; Case Study: Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain; Section 12: Mode 1 and Mode 2 Research; Dissemination; Professional Doctorates; Qualitative Issues; Case Study: Corpo, Carne e Espírito: Musical Visuality of the Body; Section 13: Theory and Theories; Thesis Proposals and Thesis Development; Explicit, Delayed Completion, Assembled and Inferred Knowledge; the Perspective from Research Students; Hockney's Secret Knowledge; 25 Questions; Bibliography; Index
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