When we first started to assemble a bibliography that might support learners involved in Labyrintheme, we realized that our job is both easier and harder than we expected.
It is easier because we found very few relevant titles: some on performing in museums and other heritage-related spaces (which mainly refer either to performers using museum spaces as 'passive' stages, or to re-enactment approaches), some on site-specific performance, and next to nothing for labyrinth or sensory theatre. And it is obviously harder because it seems we will have to create our own bibliography. Not quite bad for a rather small project that primarily aimed to introduce staff working in heritage institutions to an innovative tool to render their institutions more participatory.
Please enjoy the list below and submit any addition proposal to labyrintheme @ gmail.com.
Museums, performance, education
The Performance, Learning and Heritage research project is an investigation into the uses and impact of performance as a medium of learning and interpretation in museums and at historic sites. Funded by a major research grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the project ran for three and a half years from 2005 to 2008. The project generated the volume Performing heritage. Research, practice and innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation - Anthony Jackson, Jenny Kidd, eds. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011)
The Participatory Museum - Nina Simon (Museum 2.0, 2010)
The Future of Museums and Libraries: A Discussion Guide - Erica Pastore (2009)
Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill (Routledge, 2007)
The Role of Museums in Society: Education and Social Action - George E. Hein (2005)
Performing Objects: Museums, Material Culture and Performance in Southeast Asia - Fiona G. Kerlogue, ed. (Horniman Museum & Gardens, 2004)
GEM (Group for Education in Museums) Museum Education Bibliography
Site-Specific Performance - Mike Pearson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Site-Specific Performance at Historical Sites: Resources, Bibliographies and Examples - prepared by Katie Chavez (August 2005)
Site Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation - Nick Kaye (Routledge, 2000)
Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatre of the Oppressed - Augusto Boal (Pluto Press, 2008)
Games for Actors and Non-actors - Augusto Boal (Routledge, 2002)