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The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

Never, Again
Never, again
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gestureI love) I shan't have lied. It's evidentthe art of losing's not to hard to masterthough it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
—Elizabeth Bishop

Yesterday the twin towers came down. First one, then the other. We watched TV—replay upon replay.

One tower imploding on itself. Then another.

Screen scramble. If we'd found a screen in time, many of us had watched the first tower come down the first time, “live.” Missing the first, others might have seen the second tower the first time it came down. Then: replay upon replay frenzy.

Sometimes the second tower was played ...

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