Costume in Performance
Materiality, Culture and the Body
Editorial Assistant and Researcher
Written by Donatella Barbieri, published by Bloomsbury.
'This book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history.'