Performing Culture presents a detailed and probing account of cultural studies' changing fixations with theory, method, policy, text, production, audience and the micro-politics of the everyday. John Tulloch encourages academics and students to take seriously the need to break down the separation between high and low cultural studies. Tulloch's case studies show that the performance of cultural meanings occurs in forms as diverse as The Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare and Chekhov productions and our everyday work and leisure encounters. Drawing upon anthropological and dramatic studies of performance, the book emphasizes that academic research also performs cultural meaning. A central feature of the book is i

Conclusion: Understanding Situated Performance

Conclusion: Understanding situated performance

I am centrally interested in reaching an understanding of television narratives but conceived in terms of their likely ‘realisations’ by viewers viewing in determinate settings. (Sparks, 1992: 49)

It's all right when you've got someone near. … But … when you're on your own, every little creak and you think somebody's getting in. You get frightened, you see. That's what it is, it's the fear, the fear. I think it builds up. You … see these things and think that could happen to me. … Being on your own, it's a big thing. … If you've got somebody to talk to, it gets it out of your system. You bottle it up when you're on your own. (‘Mae’)

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