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Autobiography and Performance

Performing Selves

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 232
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Theatre and Performance Practices

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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...

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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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The use of autobiography in performance is a hot topic with students and practitioners
First book to focus specifically on autobiography and to offer a comprehensive overview
Examines a wide range of international practitioners, including Lisa Kron, Bobby Baker and Tim Miller

List of Illustrations
General Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: POLITICS (OF SELF): THE SUBJECT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Beginnings: Autobiographical Performance
Tensions: Experience and Its Representation
In-Between: Experience and Its Representation
The Autobiography of Community
PART II: HISTORY: TESTIMONIAL TIMES
Psychoanalysis and Trauma
Performing Testimonial History
PART III: PLACE: THE PLACE OF SELF
Autotopography: Autobiography and Place
The Art of Walking
The Politics of Place
PART IV: ETHICS: THE STORY OF THE OTHER
Self-Other
Verbatim Theatre
Performance Rights
PART V: CONCLUSION: These Confessional Times
The Appropriate(d) Personal
The Difference of Context
References
Bibliography.

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DEIRDRE HEDDON is Professor of 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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DEIRDRE HEDDON is Professor of 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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