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The Resource Lives in play : autobiography and biography on the feminist stage, Ryan Claycomb

Lives in play : autobiography and biography on the feminist stage, Ryan Claycomb

Label
Lives in play : autobiography and biography on the feminist stage
Title
Lives in play
Title remainder
autobiography and biography on the feminist stage
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Claycomb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lives in play explores the centrality of life narratives to women's drama and performance from the 1970s to the present moment. In the early days of second-wave feminism, the slogan was 'The personal is the political.' These autobiographical and biographical 'true stories' have the political impact of the real and have also helped a range of feminists tease out the more complicated aspects of gender, sex, and sexuality in a Western culture that now imagines itself to be 'postfeminist.' The book covers a broad range of texts and performances, from performance artists like Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, and Bobby Baker to playwrights like Suzan-Lori Parks, Maria Irene Fornes, and Sarah Kane. The book examines biography and autobiography together to link their narrative tactics and theatrical approaches and show the persistent and important uses of life writing strategies for theater artists committed to advancing women's rights and remaking women's representations. Lives in play argues that these writers and artists have not only responded to the vibrant conversations in feminist theory but also have anticipated and advanced these ideas, theorizing gender onstage for specific ends. Ryan Claycomb demonstrates how these performances work through tensions between performative identity and the essentialized body, between the truth value of life stories and the constructed nature of gender and narrative alike, and between writing and performing as modes of feminist representation. The book will appeal to scholars in performance studies, women's studies, and literature, including those in the growing field of auto/biography studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Claycomb, Ryan M.
Dewey number
812.009/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.W6
LC item number
C57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • Feminist drama
  • Autobiography in literature
  • Biography in literature
  • Feminism and literature
Label
Lives in play : autobiography and biography on the feminist stage, Ryan Claycomb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lives in play -- I. Autobiography: the body and self in performance -- Performative lives, performed selves: autobiography in feminist performance -- Autobiography and the rhetoric of the embodied self -- The autobiographical play and the death of the playwright: Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis -- II. Biography: staging women's lives -- Staging women's lives, staging feminist performances -- A life in the (meta) theater: writing/rehearsing/acting out -- Performing race and the object of biography -- Performing global lives
Control code
781556031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780472028535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012011045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781556031
Label
Lives in play : autobiography and biography on the feminist stage, Ryan Claycomb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lives in play -- I. Autobiography: the body and self in performance -- Performative lives, performed selves: autobiography in feminist performance -- Autobiography and the rhetoric of the embodied self -- The autobiographical play and the death of the playwright: Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis -- II. Biography: staging women's lives -- Staging women's lives, staging feminist performances -- A life in the (meta) theater: writing/rehearsing/acting out -- Performing race and the object of biography -- Performing global lives
Control code
781556031
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780472028535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012011045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781556031

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