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Sara Jane Bailes
Reader in Theatre & Performance Studies (English)
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Selected publications


Bailes, Sara Jane (2013) ‘Dear Participant’ – training, rehearsal and response in the work of Goat Island performance group and Francis Alÿs. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 4 (1). pp. 4-29. ISSN 1944-3927

Bailes, Sara Jane (2007) Some slow going: considering Beckett and Goat Island. Performance Research, 12 (1). pp. 35-49. ISSN 1352-8165

Bailes, Sara Jane (2005) Between people - Rufus Norris interviewed by Sara Jane Bailes. PAJ: A Journal of Performance And Art, 27 (3). pp. 62-73. ISSN 1520-281X

Bailes, Sara Jane (2005) Struggling to perform: radical amateurism and forced entertainment. Theatre Forum, 26 (1005)). pp. 56-65. ISSN 1060-5320

Bailes, Sara Jane (2004) Report on a Process: Being in Waiting. Frakcija Performing Arts Magazine, 32. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1331-0100

Bailes, Sara Jane and Derno, Maiken (2002) Trafficking Boundaries: Introduction. Women and Performance, 12.2 (24). pp. 7-20. ISSN 0740-770X

Bailes, Sara Jane (2001) Goat Island performance group: profile. New Art Examiner. pp. 44-49. ISSN 0886-8115


Bailes, Sara Jane (2010) Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure. Routledge Theatre and Performance . Routledge. ISBN 9780415585651

Book Section

Bailes, Sara Jane (2014) Ohio impromptu: reading Blanchot, hearing Beckett. In: Bailes, Sara Jane and Till, Nicholas (eds.) Beckett and Musicality. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, England/Burlington, US, pp. 199-213. ISBN 9781472409638

Bailes, Sara Jane (2014) Ten ton truck stuck on a hill: reflecting on a decade or more of failure. In: 7 Invitations. Glasshouse Matters, Brooklyn, New York, pp. 50-61. ISBN 1234567891000

Bailes, Sara Jane (2010) Elevator Repair Service: Cab Legs (1997) to Gatz (2006). Reversing the ruins: the power of theatrical miscomprehension. In: Harvie, Jen and Lavender, Andy (eds.) Making contemporary theatre: international rehearsal processes. Manchester University Press, pp. 81-100. ISBN 9780719074929

Bailes, Sara Jane (2004) This America : a conversation with John Collins about elevator repair service. In: Forrest, Darlene A, Hoy, Pat C and Martin, Randy (eds.) Writing the essay: art in the world, the world through art. McGraw Hill, Boston, pp. 511-521. ISBN 9780073388274

Edited Book

Bailes, Sara Jane and Till, Nicholas, eds. (2014) Beckett and musicality. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, England/Burlington, US. ISBN 9781472409638

Conference or Workshop Item

Bailes, Sara Jane (2014) Art should be experienced in a place that allows staying': hosting as a practice - Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, Brooklyn, NY. In: London Theatre Seminar, Kings College London, 13 November 2014, Senate House, Kings College, Bloomsbury.


Bailes, Sara Jane (2015) Negative space. [Show/Exhibition]


Bailes, Sara Jane (2014) Marvyn Gaye Chetwynd and Sara Jane Bailes, in conversation, Nottingham Contemporary. Nottingham Contemporary, Online, Nottingham Contemporary archives, video recording.