Voices Made Flesh : Performing Women's Autobiography / Edition 1

Voices Made Flesh : Performing Women's Autobiography / Edition 1

by Lynn C. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299184242

ISBN-13: 9780299184247

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Fourteen bold, dynamic, and daring women take the stage in this collection of women's lives and stories. Individually and collectively, these writers and performers speak the unspoken and perform the heretofore unperformed.

The first section includes scripts and essays about performances of the lives of Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Church Terrell,

Overview

Fourteen bold, dynamic, and daring women take the stage in this collection of women's lives and stories. Individually and collectively, these writers and performers speak the unspoken and perform the heretofore unperformed.

The first section includes scripts and essays about performances of the lives of Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Church Terrell, Charlotte Cushman, Anaïs Nin, Calamity Jane, and Mary Martin. The essays consider intriguing interpretive issues that arise when a woman performer represents another woman's life. In the second section, seven performers—Tami Spry, Jacqueline Taylor, Linda Park-Fuller, Joni Jones, Terri Galloway, Linda M. Montano, and Laila Farah—tell their own stories. Ranging from narrrative lectures (sometimes aided by slides and props) to theatrical performances, their works wrest comic and dramatic meaning from a world too often chaotic and painful. Their performances engage issues of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, loss of parent, disability, life and death, and war and peace. The volume as a whole highlights issues of representation, identity, and staging in autobiographical performance. It examines the links among theory and criticism of women's autobiography, feminist performance theory, and performance practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299184247
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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