In her Introduction Pollock discussed how performing can be a way of portraying the aspect of oral history .  Specifically,  ” the performance of oral history  is itself a transformational process ”  (pg 2) .  I think when she writes ” that oral history is strung between reference to real events and real listener/witnesses , between recollection and anticipation of historical change”. This is the essence of what performance of oral history is. You have witnesses and also you have people who have heard of the event and the performance then falls  somewhere in between. I think a good example of this is when a movie says its based off true events. Also, a good example is when someone performs an event and the story gets told over and over. The old saying that the fish gets bigger every time the story is told is a great example of my point on oral history performances. Ed Love is also nice example of my point.




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