Autobiography and Performance
By (author) Deirdre Heddon
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Autobiography and Performance by Deirdre Heddon
Book Description"Autobiography and Performance" offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Encompassing work from the solo monologue to site-specific practice, this book seeks to uncover the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance. Examining the work of key international practitioners, including Tim Miller, Lisa Kron, Bobby Baker and Curious, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances, which turn to the past as a means to rewrite the future, continue to act as possible sites of resistance and intervention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230537521
(223mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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
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Author Biography - Deirdre Heddon
DEIRDRE HEDDON is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the author, with Jane Milling, of Devising Performance: A Critical History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and her work on the use of autobiographical material in performance has been published in various journals and edited collections.
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