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This incisive and thoughtful new title in the Theatre And series confronts the difficult relationship between theatre and cancer. It explores representations of cancer in fictional worlds and autobiographical performances...

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This incisive and thoughtful new title in the Theatre And series confronts the difficult relationship between theatre and cancer. It explores representations of cancer in fictional worlds and autobiographical performances while also highlighting work that reimagines and reinvigorates the genre of ‘Cancer Performance’. Challenging conventional narratives which rely on the binary of tragedy versus survival, Brian Lobel argues for an alternative approach to understanding cancer in relation to theatre. 

Concise yet thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Performance and Disability studies. 

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  • Part of the hugely successful Theatre & series, edited by Jen Harvie and Dan Rebellato
  • Draws on Medical Humanities, an active area of scholarship
  • Is the first book to focus exclusively on theatre and cancer, making a decisive contribution to the field

Cancer And Uncontrollable Growth (of Meaning)
The Arc of Cancer History is (Not So) Long, and Definitely Bends
Cancer & Commotion
The First Time's Always Painful: Cancer and Personal Precedent
Not Your Mother's Illness Drama: Cancer Beyond Sentimentality
Conclusion.  
A thoughtful and sensitive introduction to a very challenging topic, Lobel’s engaging and accessible writing makes this a must-read for students and scholars interested in performance, disability and illness. – Shaun May, University of Kent, UK
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Brian Lobel is a performer and researcher, currently working as Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. He is a former Reader in Theatre at University of Chichester, UK, and Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. He has been creating work about cancer, illness and disability for over a decade, touring and working with medical students, doctors, patients groups and the wider public throughout the world. 


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Brian Lobel is a performer and researcher, currently working as Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. He is a former Reader in Theatre at University of Chichester, UK, and Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. He has been creating work about cancer, illness and disability for over a decade, touring and working with medical students, doctors, patients groups and the wider public throughout the world. 


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