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Jean Genet: Performance and Politics

Jean Genet: Performance and Politics

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This is the first book to explore the broad political significance of Genet's performance practice by focusing on his radical experiments, polemical subjects and formal innovations in theatre, film and dance. Its new approach brings together the diverse aspects of Genet's work through essays by international scholars and interviews.

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ISBN-13: 9781349544479
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

DAVID BRADBY Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, University of London, UK MICHEL CORVIN Professor Honore of Theatre Studies, Paris III University, France MARIA M.DELGADO Professor in Drama and Theatre Arts, Queen Mary, University of London, UK DAVID FIENI Writing a PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA JANE GILES Director of Cinema, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK MARTIN HARGREAVES Lecturer in Dance and Performance, De Montfort University, UK ELIZABETH STEPHENS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia JOHN WARRICK PhD Candidate in Theatre, University of Washington, USA PAUL WOODWARD Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Studies, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, UK RALPH YARROW Professor and Chair of Drama, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK INTERVIEWEES: COLIN CHAMBERS TERRY HANDS LYNN JEFFRIES BILL RAUCH JEAN-BAPTISTE SASTRE RICHARD SCHECHNER JOSEPH STRICK.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction; C.Finburgh , C.Lavery & M.Shevtsova SETTING THE STAGE Genet in his 'Humour'; M.Corvin From Theatricality to Performance Theory: The Screens ; D.Bradby The Theatre of Genet in Sociological Perspective; M.Shevtsova Genet's The Screens as Media Allegory; D. Fieni POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE Reading The Blacks Through the 1956 Preface: Politics and Betrayal C.Lavery 'Micro-Treatise on a Mini-Politics': Genet, Individualism and Collectivity; C.Finburgh GENET AND EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE Theatre in a Graveyard: Site-Based Performance and The Revolution of Everyday Life; C.Lavery Dancing the Impossible: Kazuo Ohno, Lindsay Kemp and Our Lady of the Flowers ; M.Hargreaves Jean, Ron, Franko and Me: Genet, Body Art and Abjection; C.Lavery & P.Woodward KEY PRODUCTIONS The Blacks and Its Impact on African American Theatre in the United States; J.Warrick Las Criadas , Genet and Spain; M.M.Delgado GENET: CINEMA AND DANCE Corporeographies: The Dancing Body in 'adame Miroir and Un chant d'amour ; E.Stephens Genet and Cinema: Adaptations and Influence; J.Giles PERFORMING GENET An Interview with Joseph Strick An Interview with Bill Rauch and Lynn Jeffries of Cornerstone Theatre Company An Interview with Jean-Baptiste Sastre An Interview with Terry Hands An Interview with Colin Chambers An Interview with Richard Schechner More Holes Than Blanket: Rehearsal Process and Political Process in Genet's Theatre; R.Yarrow Index

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