Home / Blog Posts / Storytelling / Now available: Embodied Performance

Embodied Performance

Mutuality, Embrace, and the Letter to Rome
Embodied Performance cover
Buy Now!

Keynote One from the Network of Biblical Storytellers’ Festival Gathering 2020 introduces Embodied Performance Analysis, the subject of this new book, Embodied Performance. Mutuality, Embrace, and the Letter to Rome. 

the best survey and critical assessment of the development of performance criticism I have seen

Thomas E. Boomershine, Founder, Network of Biblical Storytellers

a highly engaging and personal story of discovery of importance to anyone who takes the Bible seriously and wants to understand it better.

Alison Jack, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity

Sarah Agnew uncovers a performance space filled with mutual interactions that can be studied using social scientific methods

Richard W. Swanson, Augustana University

Sarah Agnew offers us a method that will transform both biblical scholarship and congregational audiences.

Jeanette Mathews, St Mark's College, Charles Sturt University
[Sarah’s] perspective as performer-interpreter and her development of ‘Embodied Performance Analysis’ offers significant insights for biblical scholars and church people alike.

Alison Jack, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity

This book argues for a mode of interpretation that understands what happens when you draw us all in, text and performers and audience, grandmothers and grandchildren, even insiders and outsiders to the community of faith. 

Richard W. Swanson, Augustana University

In this pioneering and multifaceted book, Sarah Agnew has developed an embodied performance methodology that builds on the foundations laid by biblical performance criticism in new and highly creative ways.

Thomas E. Boomershine, Founder, Network of Biblical Storytellers