This book investigates contemporary British and Irish performances that stage traumatic narratives, histories, acts and encounters. It includes a range of case studies that consider the performative, cultural and political contexts for the staging and reception of sexual violence, terminal illness, environmental damage, institutionalisation and asylum. In particular, it focuses on 'bodies in shadow' in twenty-first century performance: those who are largely written out of or marginalised in dominant twentieth-century patriarchal canons of theatre and history. This volume speaks to students, scholars and artists working within contemporary theatre and performance, Irish and British studies, memory and trauma studies, feminisms, performance studies, affect and reception studies, as well as the medical humanities.
"Staging Trauma proves itself to be a particularly useful and important introduction for students and scholars seeking to immerse themselves in this interdisciplinary field of enquiry. ... this monograph is a vital contribution to the fields of trauma studies and theatre and performance studies." (Milija Gluhovic, Modern Drama, Vol. 62 (4), 2019)
"Staging Trauma is an exceptionally interdisciplinary, multifaceted, and reflective work of scholarship that examines the significance of the theatrical performance of trauma in individual and societal terms. It is recommended for students and scholars of many different interests including critical studies of theater and performance, trauma studies, and feminist theory. ... Finally, it is undoubtedly relevant for theater professionals ... ." (Eve Polley, The Harold Pinter Review, Vol. 3 (1), 2019)
"Staging Trauma is a work of great scholarly, personal and political care. Haughton's own commitment to social justice resonates throughout and serves to produce a volume that is both compelling and finely detailed, and that makes an excellent contribution to the fields of theatre studies and trauma studies." (Emma Willis, Irish University Review, Vol. 49 (1), May, 2019)
"Haughton's timely and significant book is positioned at the intersection of trauma studies with contemporary theatre and performance, and sets out to investigate theatrical interventions into the suppressed histories of forgotten populations. Written in a clear and readable style, it is suitable for final-year undergraduates onwards. It offers four detailed case studies, each addressing a different key concern: sexual violence, terminal illness, imprisonment, and asylum." (lisa Fitzpatrick, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 34 (04), November, 2018)
Auteur Miriam Haughton
Product type Boek
Maat 210 x 147 x 148 mm
Gewicht van product 4401 g
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