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The democratic stage? The relationship between the actor and the audience in professional wrestling
(Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine, 2014)
Using two major examples (2002 Wrestlemania XVII main event between The Rock and Hulk Hogan, and the 2004 Wrestlemania XX match up of Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg) this paper will argue that the wrestling arena is one ...
Performance and Professional Wrestling
Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities ...