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Performance Practice and Process

Contemporary (Women) Practitioners

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Red Globe Press

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15 December 2007

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Drawing on hands-on experience from workshops and interviews, this innovative book explores the work of eight gender aware theatre and performance artists and companies. The authors offer rare insights into the processes as...

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Drawing on hands-on experience from workshops and interviews, this innovative book explores the work of eight gender aware theatre and performance artists and companies. The authors offer rare insights into the processes as well as the practice of these artists and employ an 'inside', practical approach to understanding their ground-breaking work

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Draws directly on interviews and workshops with well known practitioners, such as Bobby Baker, Curious, Split Britches and Jenny Eclair
Supported by a website with examples of relevant process and practice, including images, film footage and creative writing
Examines a wide range of different genres of theatre, including standup comedy, performance art and playwriting

Performance Practice and Process: Contemporary (Women) Practitioners.- A Passionate Desire to Communicate: Bobby Baker.- Being Curious: Leslie Hill and Helen Paris.- Speaking Out: SuAndi.- (Women) Writing for Radio: Sarah Daniels with Sally Avens.- Imagining, making, changing: Split Britches.- Giving Voice(s) to Others: Rebecca Prichard.- Performance Storytelling: Vayu Naidu.- Lessons in Bad Behaviour: Jenny Eclair.
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ELAINE ASTON is a senior lecturer of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK where she teaches and researches feminist theatre, theory and performance, a field in which she is widely published. Her authored studies include An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1994); Caryl Churchill (1997/ 2001); Feminist Theatre Practice (1999) and Feminist Views on the English Stage (2003). She has co-edited four volumes of plays by women and, with Janelle Reinelt, co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (2000).

GERALDINE HARRIS is a senior lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, UK, where she teaches and researches on gender and identity in performance. She has just...

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ELAINE ASTON is a senior lecturer of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK where she teaches and researches feminist theatre, theory and performance, a field in which she is widely published. Her authored studies include An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1994); Caryl Churchill (1997/ 2001); Feminist Theatre Practice (1999) and Feminist Views on the English Stage (2003). She has co-edited four volumes of plays by women and, with Janelle Reinelt, co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (2000).

GERALDINE HARRIS is a senior lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, UK, where she teaches and researches on gender and identity in performance. She has just finished writing a book entitled Beyond Representation, Aesthetics and Politics in Television Drama for Manchester University Press. She has also published numerous articles and book chapters on the work of female performance practitioners and a monograph Staging Femininities (Manchester University Press, 1999). Since the 1980s she has also been closely engaged with the practice of devising and wth writing texts for performance, both with students and with professional companies such as Insomniac and Third Angel.

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