Edited by Richard Schechner
To perform is to imagine, represent, live and enact present circumstances, past events and future possibilities. Performance takes place across a very broad range of venues from city streets to the countryside, in theatres and in offices, on battlefields and in hospital operating rooms. The genres of performance are many, from the arts to the myriad performances of everyday life, from courtrooms to legislative chambers, from theatres to wars to circuses.
Enactments encompasses performance in as many of its aspects and realities as there are authors able to write about them.
Enactments includes active scholarship, readable thought and engaged analysis across the broad spectrum of performance studies.