Performance. Production. Theory.

straws

Thought I’d warm up the new blog with some off-the-top-of-my-head thoughts:

Performance
A nice new pair of shoes can transform how a person performs their class identity – especially if they feel that they somehow straddle the line between two classes.

Production
The production apparatus – whether it’s related to theatre, publishing, or manufacturing – is as much the end product as the end product itself. In other words, a shoe factory is one of the primary products of a shoe factory.

Theory
I tend to prefer reading film theory over theatre theory because I think the mainstream film theorists have done a better job of building a pseudo-scientific framework around their ideas. So maybe film theory is more inclined to offer quick and easy prescriptive solutions to problems such as narrative. Theatre theory, though much older, tends to seem a bit on the loosey-goosey side, which probably means that it’s actually more evolved than film theory.