Thanks are due to Andrew Cooper for permission to use his artwork.
ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED STREET THEATRE
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
© RAI 2012
Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 24–26, February 2012
How to Cite
Power, C. and Knight, C. (2012), ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED STREET THEATRE. Anthropology Today, 28: 24–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8322.2012.00852.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
On the eve of the royal wedding, two anthropologists and an actor – members of a street theatre troupe known as ‘The Government of the Dead’– were arrested for conspiracy to stage a performance. We adopt a Bakhtinian perspective of carnival laughter as essential to the scientific investigation of officialdom and ceremonial power.