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The genealogy of contemporary verbatim theatre: shifting dramaturgies and performances of truthfulness

Amanda Stuart Fisher

in Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758.00008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Through the construction of a genealogical account of the verbatim play, this chapter offers a new reading of some of the key historical developments in the evolution of this form of theatre, drawing ... More


Introduction: Performing the ‘promise’ of truthfulness: the hybrid practices of contemporary verbatim and testimonial theatre

Amanda Stuart Fisher

in Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758.00005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introductory chapter establishes the central problematics of the book by introducing three interconnected areas of inquiry. Firstly, it considers what has been widely described by a number of ... More


Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Amanda Stuart Fisher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Responding to the resurgence of verbatim theatre that emerged in Britain, Australia, the United States and other parts of the world in the early 1990s, this book offers one of the first sustained, ... More


Introduction

Molly Flynn

in Witness Onstage: Documentary Theatre in Twenty-First-Century Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526126191
eISBN:
9781526150455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526126207.00007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The Introduction to Witness onstage maps the structure of the book and sets out key concepts used in its analysis of the Russian documentary theatre repertoire. It provides an overview of scholarship ... More


Clio Barnard

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Clio Barnard. Barnard's work deals with the relationship between documentary and fiction, and in particular the subjectivity of recollection. His ... More


The stranger: performing ‘out-of-placeness’ in the UK and Europe

Stephen Greer

in Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Building on scholarship concerning migration and exile, this chapter deploys the figure of the stranger in reading solo works in and around the border regimes of the UK and EU. If – as Sara Ahmed ... More


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