Cyborg Theatre: Corporeal/Technological Intersections in Multimedia Performance

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This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world.

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Overview

This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world.

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"With Cyborg Theatre, Parker-Starbuck has created a rigorous and engaging resource for scholars, practitioners, pedagogues, and students of multimedia performance... [The book provides] a valuable model of performance studies scholarship that can serve to guide future investigations of cyborg performance." - Elise Morrison, Contemporary Theatre Review 
 
"Cyborg Theatre is essential reading for all those interested in the complex and multiple intertwinings between bodies and technologies, in theatre and performance, and in life overall, in an environment within which technology claims increasing degrees of agency." - Maria Chatzichristodoulou, International Jourbanal of Performance Arts and Digital Media
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230245839
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Performance Interventions Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

JENNIFER PARKER-STARBUCK is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Roehampton University, London, UK. Her essays on bodies, animality, and multimedia have appeared in a variety of books and journals including: Theatre Journal, PAJ, Women and Performance. She is an Assistant Editor of PAJ and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements 
Preface: Remembering Introduction: Why Cyborg Theatre?
Backspace: Historical/Theoretical Intersections Shifting the Balance: "Abject" Bodies
"Object" of Control: Framing the Fragments Entering the View: Triangulating "Subject" Bodies Conclusion: Remembering Bodies, Becoming-Cyborg Bibliography Index

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