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Autobiography and Performance (Theatre and Performance Practices)

Heddon, Deirdre

Published by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 0230537537 / ISBN 13: 9780230537538
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Title: Autobiography and Performance (Theatre and ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Autobiography and Performance offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Examining the work of key practitioners, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances act as sites of resistance and intervention and uncovers the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance Series: Theatre and Performance Practices. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: ANC. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 137 x 15. Weight in Grams: 308. . 2007. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780230537538

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Synopsis: What is the relationship between past and present in performance, given that the performing body is tangibly present in the here and now? What is the relationship between performance and authenticity? Between live, apparently 'confessional' performance and supposedly 'reality' television? Autobiography in Performance will provide a broad overview of the key concepts pertaining to 'autobiography' in the field of performance. Heddon's engaging style seamlessly blends the theoretical and the personal, raising and pursuing provactive questions around issues of 'truth', 'identity', personal history and political agency, confession, voyeurism and ethics. The book provides case studies of key international practitioners, including Tim Miller, Lisa Kron, Bobby Baker and Curious.

About the Author: DEIRDRE HEDDON is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her previous writing has been broadcast on BBC R4, has toured around Scotland, and has been published in anthologies of fiction and on the web. She is the author of Devising Performance: A Critical History (with Jane Milling).

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