Queer Exceptions: Solo Performance in Neoliberal Times - Theatre: Theory – Practice – Performance (Paperback)Stephen Greer (author)
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm
‘Rising to the promise that the title holds out, this excellent book will be of value to all scholars with an interest in contemporary performance practices. It gives deep and well-informed insight into not only the creation and presentation of solo performance work but the economic realities within which it is embedded […]Greer’s palette is broad and wide-ranging, though this not in any way at the expense of detail – far from it. This brilliant addition to scholarly considerations of contemporary theatre practices is deeply rooted in an insider’s understanding of the logistics, economics, and sheer hard work that underpins solo performance.’Alison Jeffers, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 2 (May 2019)'This wide-ranging, brilliant, and scholarly volume adds a much-needed perspective on and assessment of queer solo performance: one that does not simply venerate it as identity validation nor dismiss it as a tool of neoliberal identity consumption, but that instead articulates how the works analysed offer twenty-first-century radical performance politics looking at, out, through, and beyond the performance of ‘the singular subject in neoliberal times’'Contemporary Theatre Review'Through an examination of contemporary European solo performance, Stephen Greer explores the form’s simultaneous resistance to and compatibility within neoliberalism.'The Drama Review'Queer Exceptions... catalogues a breadth of innovative performance practices, making it a valuable read for contemporary performance scholars. The application of a figural approach further offers a provocation to scholars across the discipline to reconsider ways in which we hold performance practices together.'Theatre Research International - .
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