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The Resource Theater at the margins : text and the post-structured stage, Erik MacDonald

Theater at the margins : text and the post-structured stage, Erik MacDonald

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Theater at the margins : text and the post-structured stage
Title
Theater at the margins
Title remainder
text and the post-structured stage
Statement of responsibility
Erik MacDonald
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Language
eng
Summary
Theater at the Margins: Text and the Poststructured Stage investigates recent German and American texts in relation to contemporary critical theory. Focusing on the work of writers Kathy Acker, Frank Chin, Caryl Churchill, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Richard Foreman, Elaine Jackson, Cherrie Moraga, and Wallace Shawn, the book explains how these nontraditionalists challenge the presumptions of traditional dramatic writing and contribute to a unique theatrical sensibility. The introduction to Theater at the Margins situates contemporary post-structuralist, ethnic, and feminist theory in relation to theater and the dramatic text, with specific reference to Derrida's concept of "the margin." Subsequent chapters apply this thinking to specific texts, including Pandering to the Masses; Garbage, The City and Death; The Chickencoop Chinaman; and Giving Up the Ghost. A concluding chapter summarizes these readings and suggests how they might be useful for theater practitioners. The theoretical issues covered are central to both contemporary critical discourse and theatrical practice. By investigating the notion of "margins," of the places in which the dramatic text begins to unravel its ontotheological heritage, MacDonald shows how the possibility for staging philosophy's "Other" emerges. He makes clear, however, that staging this Other is not simply a concern of philosophy; instead, he raises the possibility of a heterogeneous theater that would accentuate the historical and political background of a particular group while at the same time making room for competing voices. Theater at the Margins argues that this heterogeneity of texts could create a theater that would be responsive and responsible to a world no longer defined by a particular center
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MacDonald, Erik
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater--theory/text/performance
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  • Experimental theater
  • Experimental drama
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Deconstruction
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
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Theater at the margins : text and the post-structured stage, Erik MacDonald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Writing beyond the Vanishing Point: Theorizing Theater
  • Ch. 1.
  • On the Margins: Post-Structuralist Theater
  • Ch. 2.
  • Phantoms of Theater: Closure in the Plays of Richard Foreman and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Ch. 3.
  • In Homini Memoriam: Caryl Churchill, Wallace Shawn, Kathy Acker, and the Ends of Man
  • Ch. 4.
  • "The Fractured I [does not equal] the Dissolved Self": Ethnic Identity in Frank Chin and Cherrie Moraga
Control code
28709659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780472103119
Lccn
93029786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1092088
Label
Theater at the margins : text and the post-structured stage, Erik MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) 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
  • Ch. 5.
  • Writing beyond the Vanishing Point: Theorizing Theater
  • Ch. 1.
  • On the Margins: Post-Structuralist Theater
  • Ch. 2.
  • Phantoms of Theater: Closure in the Plays of Richard Foreman and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Ch. 3.
  • In Homini Memoriam: Caryl Churchill, Wallace Shawn, Kathy Acker, and the Ends of Man
  • Ch. 4.
  • "The Fractured I [does not equal] the Dissolved Self": Ethnic Identity in Frank Chin and Cherrie Moraga
Control code
28709659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780472103119
Lccn
93029786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1092088

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