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Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage (Hardback)
  • Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage (Hardback)

Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage (Hardback)

Hardback 201 Pages / Published: 26/01/2015
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This book explores the way in which the contemporary proliferation of forms of storytelling practice in international theatre has created a distinctive set of performance practices. Texts and performers discussed include Split Britches, Billy Connolly, Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy, Spalding Gray, David Hare's Via Dolorosa

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137356406
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


'Tom Maguire's Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage is a cutting-edge and enlightening analysis of new theatre practices documentary, stand-up comedy, biography and autobiography, monologue plays. It is groundbreaking in the range of contemporary performance it considers but also gains depth from a long-range historical emphasis on storytelling as the primal act of theatre.' - Anthony Roche, Professor of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland

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