Staging Femininities: Performance and Performativity

Staging Femininities: Performance and Performativity

by Geraldine Harris

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Overview

Staging Femininities focuses on the work of performance artists Rose English, Bobby Baker and Annie Sprinkle in order to explicate and examine some of the most influential thinking on the politics of identity. This is one of the first books in this field to examine the productive differences as well as the useful connections between British and North American female performance traditions, between feminist theories of performance practices and, most significantly, between theatrical performance and performativity. Geraldine Harris offers a number of readings on the ways that identity is staged. Undertaking a series of "double movements" she brings together concepts from theorists and critics that include Judith Butler, Susan Bordo, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Joan Riviere, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Lacan, Michel de Certeau, Luce Irigaray, Bertold Brecht, Antonin Artaud and Eleanor Fuchs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719052637
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Geraldine Harris is Lecturer in Theatre Studies and Women's Studies at Lancaster University.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Political Meanings: Practices and Theories, Feminisms and Postmodernisms * The Means of Reproduction: The Female Performance Art Tradition, Form, Humour and Ideology * The Size of the Apparatus: Drag, Masquerade, Mimicry, Performativity and Bertold Brecht * Undecidable Doublings: The Performativity of Performance in Rose English's "The Double Wedding" * The Active Consumer: Bobby Baker's "How To Shop" * Becoming Part of the Show, the I of the Beholder: Annie Sprinkle's "Post Post Porn Modernist" * Conclusion—Closing Words, Opening Questions: Ethical Activism, the Politics of Undecidability and Rose English's "Tantamount Esperance"

Introduction—Political Meanings: Practices and Theories, Feminisms and Postmodernisms * The Means of Reproduction: The Female Performance Art Tradition, Form, Humour and Ideology * The Size of the Apparatus: Drag, Masquerade, Mimicry, Performativity and Bertold Brecht * Undecidable Doublings: The Performativity of Performance in Rose English's "The Double Wedding" * The Active Consumer: Bobby Baker's "How To Shop" * Becoming Part of the Show, the I of the Beholder: Annie Sprinkle's "Post Post Porn Modernist" * Conclusion—Closing Words, Opening Questions: Ethical Activism, the Politics of Undecidability and Rose English's "Tantamount Esperance"

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