Auto/Biography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance (Women, Theatre and Performance Series) by Maggie B B. Gale, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Auto/Biography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance (Women, Theatre and Performance Series)

Auto/Biography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance (Women, Theatre and Performance Series)

by Maggie B B. Gale
     
 

This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the "face and the mask". It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the stage from the late eighteenth-century to the present day, testing the

Overview

This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the "face and the mask". It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the stage from the late eighteenth-century to the present day, testing the boundaries between gender, theatre and autobiographical form. This book facilitates connections--between texts and performances, past and present practitioners, professional and private selves, individuals and communities--all of which have in some way renegotiated identity through autobiography and the creative act.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719063329
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Series:
Women, Theatre and Performance
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie B. Gale is Reader in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

Viv Gardner is Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of Drama at the University of Manchester.

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