The training of boxer-entertainers in Brendan Ingle's gym

Lennox, Solomon (2012) The training of boxer-entertainers in Brendan Ingle's gym. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 3 (2). pp. 208-215. ISSN 1944-3927

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2012.686449

Abstract

Using Richard Schechner’s approach to performance studies, this paper examines the performance practices at a professional boxing gym in England. The paper will consider the narratives accounts provided by the head coach, and a selection of professional boxers, to demonstrate how these individuals make sense of the practices at the gym. Further, this paper will illustrate how, through the adoption of performative practices, the boxers at this gym are able to fulfil the role of athlete and popular entertainer; a role which, at times, means they are chastised by sportswriters for being overtly theatrical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance studies, narrative theory, boxing, qualitative analysis
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
L900 Others in Social studies
W400 Drama
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Solomon Lennox
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 13:45
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 13:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29538

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