'Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all. In this new edition, the author thoroughly updates his provocative argument to take into account new digital and media technologies, and cultural, social and legal developments.

In tackling some of the last great shibboleths surrounding the high cultural status of the live event, this book will continue to shape discussion and to provoke lively debate on a crucial artistic dilemma: what is live performance and what can it mean to us now?' —excerpts from back cover page

Includes bibliography.
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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture

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Introduction: 'an orchid in the land of technology'
Live Performance in a Mediatised Culture
Tryin' to make it real: Live Performance, Simulation, and the Discourse of Authenticity in Rock Culture
Legally Live: Law, Performance, Memory
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatised Culture
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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatised Culture

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