Autobiography And Performance

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Autobiography And Performance

Author : Deirdre Heddon
ISBN : 9781137163561
Genre : Performing Arts
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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
Category: Performing Arts

Auto Biography And Identity

Author : Maggie B B. Gale
ISBN : 0719063329
Genre : Performing Arts
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This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the "face and the mask". It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the stage from the late eighteenth-century to the present day, testing the boundaries between gender, theatre and autobiographical form. This book facilitates connections--between texts and performances, past and present practitioners, professional and private selves, individuals and communities--all of which have in some way renegotiated identity through autobiography and the creative act.
Category: Performing Arts

Performing Autobiography

Author : Jenn Stephenson
ISBN : 9781442644465
Genre : Drama
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Investigates the use of plays as a form of autobiography, looking at how the line between real-life and fiction can become blurred.
Category: Drama

Theatre And Autobiography

Author : Sherrill Grace
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122063121
Genre : Drama
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This groundbreaking exploration of a wide range of contemporary theorists and playwrights covers an extraordinary breadth of styles and performances.
Category: Drama

Live Autobiography

Author : Aine Phillips
ISBN : OCLC:1183921989
Genre :
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Devising Performance

Author : Deirdre Heddon
ISBN : 9781137426789
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 73.40 MB
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Devising Performance charts the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Through a range of case studies drawn from Britain, the USA and Australia, Heddon and Jane encourage us to look more carefully at different modes of devising and to consider their implications in the present day.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Sidonie Smith
ISBN : 0472068148
Genre : Art
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Charts the ways that woman artists have represented themselves and their life stories
Category: Art

Speaking Of The Self

Author : Anshu Malhotra
ISBN : 9780822374978
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Many consider the autobiography to be a Western genre that represents the self as fully autonomous. The contributors to Speaking of the Self challenge this presumption by examining a wide range of women&'s autobiographical writing from South Asia. Expanding the definition of what kinds of writing can be considered autobiographical, the contributors analyze everything from poetry, songs, mystical experiences, and diaries to prose, fiction, architecture, and religious treatises. The authors they study are just as diverse: a Mughal princess, an eighteenth-century courtesan from Hyderabad, a nineteenth-century Muslim prostitute in Punjab, a housewife in colonial Bengal, a Muslim Gandhian devotee of Krishna, several female Indian and Pakistani novelists, and two male actors who worked as female impersonators. The contributors find that in these autobiographies the authors construct their gendered selves in relational terms. Throughout, they show how autobiographical writing—in whatever form it takes—provides the means toward more fully understanding the historical, social, and cultural milieu in which the author performs herself and creates her subjectivity. Contributors: Asiya Alam, Afshan Bokhari, Uma Chakravarti, Kathryn Hansen, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Anshu Malhotra, Ritu Menon, Shubhra Ray, Shweta Sachdeva Jha, Sylvia Vatuk
Category: Literary Criticism

Voices Made Flesh

Author : Lynn C. Miller
ISBN : 0299184242
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fourteen bold, dynamic, and daring women take the stage in this collection of women's lives and stories. Individually and collectively, these writers and performers speak the unspoken and perform the heretofore unperformed. The first section includes scripts and essays about performances of the lives of Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Church Terrell, Charlotte Cushman, Ana�s Nin, Calamity Jane, and Mary Martin. The essays consider intriguing interpretive issues that arise when a woman performer represents another woman's life. In the second section, seven performers--Tami Spry, Jacqueline Taylor, Linda Park-Fuller, Joni Jones, Terri Galloway, Linda M. Montano, and Laila Farah--tell their own stories. Ranging from narrrative lectures (sometimes aided by slides and props) to theatrical performances, their works wrest comic and dramatic meaning from a world too often chaotic and painful. Their performances engage issues of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, loss of parent, disability, life and death, and war and peace. The volume as a whole highlights issues of representation, identity, and staging in autobiographical performance. It examines the links among theory and criticism of women's autobiography, feminist performance theory, and performance practice.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Autobiographical Writing And Performing

Author : Diane E. Howard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110317307
Genre : Business & Economics
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The textbook provides project-based curriculum in teaching speech performance. Based on an historical overview, this text outlines techniques for writing and performing autobiography. It provides educational guidance for writing and presenting in on-site and in distance-learning formats. The book suggests research methods to evaluate the impact of on-site or long-distance presentations.
Category: Business & Economics

It S All Allowed

Author : Deirdre Heddon
ISBN : 178320589X
Genre : Acting
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It's All Allowed: The Performance Works of Adrian Howells is the first book devoted to the work of the artist Adrian Howells. Adrian Howells (1962-2014) was one of the world's leading figures in the field of one-to-one performance practice. In one-to-one performance, an event is staged for one audience member at a time. Howells' award-winning work, developed over more than a decade, demonstrated not only his enduring commitment to this genre of performance, but also his determination to find new challenges and innovations in performance art, 'intimate theatre', and socially engaged art. Co-edited by Deirdre Heddon and Dominic Johnson, and designed by David Caines, the book pays testimony to Howells' remarkable achievements in performance, including his earlier theatrical works (solo works, and works with major theatre companies and collaborators, including Citizen's Theatre, Nigel Charnock, Stewart Laing, and Leigh Bowery). Contributors accounts for the methodological, thematic, and historiographical challenges posed by his performances. Citing his permissive mantra as its title, It's All Allowed includes new writing from leading scholars and artists, including Rosana Cade, Jon Cairns, Katie Gough, Helen Iball, Nic Green, Stephen Greer, Marcia Farquhar, Tim Crouch, Fintan Walsh, Rachel Zerihan, and others. It also includes writings by Howells, and two extensive interviews with the artist by Dominic Johnson and Jennifer Doyle. 'Working' documents, scores, and visual materials reproduced from Howells' archive reveal new insights into his process. It's All Allowed is part of a legacy project led by Deirdre Heddon and Dominic Johnson and funded by Creative Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, the University of Glasgow, Battersea Arts Centre, the Arches, National Theatre of Scotland, Society for Theatre Research, and Queen Mary University of London.
Category: Acting

Writing Performance

Author : Ronald J. Pelias
ISBN : 0809322358
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ronald J. Pelias is concerned with writing about performance, from the everyday performative routines to the texts on stage. He seeks to write performatively, to offer poetic or aesthetic renderings of performance events in order to capture some sense of their nature. In his quest for the spirit of theatrical performances in a collection of essays, Pelias, of course, asks more of the written word than the word can deliver. Yet the attempt is both desirable -- and necessary. To discuss performance without some accounting for its essence as art, he asserts, is at best misleading, at worst, fraud. Pelias divides his efforts to present performance events into three general categories: "Performing Every Day", "On Writing and Performing", and "Being a Witness". As the title implies, "Performing Every Day" focuses on performances ranging from the daily business of enacting roles to the telling of tales that make life meaningful. It incorporates essays about the ongoing process of presenting oneself in everyday life; the gender script that insists that men enact manly performances; the classroom performances of teachers and students; stories of gender, class, and race that mark identity; and a performance installation entitled "A Day's Talk", which is a record of talk produced in a day's time accompanied by reflections about and responses to that talk. "On Writing and Performing" examines the written script and performance practices. It contains a description of a struggle between a writer and a performer as they protect their own interests; an intimate look at an apprehensive performer; a short play entitled "The Audition", which deals with what it means to be an actor; a chronicle ofperformance process from the perspective of an actor; and a brief essay on the nature of performance. "Being a Witness" examines performance from the perspective of the audience and the director. It includes essays on the experience of being an audience member; viewing theatre in the context of New York City; directing and being directed by actors' bodies; watching The DEF Comedy Jam; and, in the form of an interview, some final reflections about working with performance for many years.
Category: Performing Arts

Embodied Politics In Visual Autobiography

Author : Sarah Brophy
ISBN : 9781442616097
Genre : Performing Arts
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With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography's involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body.
Category: Performing Arts

New Theatre Quarterly 75 Volume 19 Part 3

Author : Simon Trussler
ISBN : 0521535905
Genre : Drama
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.
Category: Drama

Contemporary British Queer Performance

Author : S. Greer
ISBN : 9781137027337
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.
Category: Psychology

The Uses Of Autobiography

Author : Julia Swindells Homerton College, Cambridge.
ISBN : 9781135346225
Genre : Psychology
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Psychology

I Foresee My Life

Author : Suzanne Oakdale
ISBN : 080323578X
Genre : Social Science
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"As they narrate their lives in these rituals, leaders also give other participants ways to address some of the pressing issues in their own lives. Special emphasis is given to the emotional effects of narrative performances and how these accounts move people to identify with others, compel them to act in appropriate ways, or assuage their grief over a lost loved one. Oakdale analyzes autobiographical performances using insights from studies on ritual, life history, and linguistic anthropology to better understand Kayabi notions of self and person and the role these narrative expressions play in their social life."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Social Science