Contemporary British Queer Performance

Author: S. Greer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027339

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

View: 5558

This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.

Queer Dramaturgies

International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer

Author: Alyson Campbell,Stephen Farrier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137411848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 363

View: 1817

This international collection of essays forms a vibrant picture of the scope and diversity of contemporary queer performance. Ranging across cabaret, performance art, the performativity of film, drag and script-based theatre it unravels the dynamic relationship performance has with queerness as it is presented in local and transnational contexts.

Performing Site-Specific Theatre

Politics, Place, Practice

Author: A. Birch,J. Tompkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

View: 9925

This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it

A Good Night Out for the Girls

Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Author: E. Aston,G. Harris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137300140

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 1361

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

Critical Live Art

Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK

Author: Dominic Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134907435

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 1168

Live Art is a contested category, not least because of the historical, disciplinary and institutional ambiguities that the term often tends to conceal. Live Art can be usefully defined as a peculiarly British variation on particular legacies of cultural experimentation – a historically and culturally contingent translation of categories including body art, performance art, time-based art, and endurance art. The recent social and cultural history of the UK has involved specific factors that have crucially influenced the development of Live Art since the late 1970s. These have included issues in national cultural politics relating to sexuality, gender, disability, technology, and cultural policy. In the past decade there has been a proliferation of festivals of Live Art in the UK and growing support for Live Art in major venues. Nevertheless, while specific artists have been afforded critical essays and monographs, there is a relative absence of scholarly work on Live Art as a historically and culturally specific mode of artistic production. Through essays by leading scholars and critical interviews with influential artists in the sector, Critical Live Art addresses the historical and cultural specificity of contemporary experimental performance, and explores the diversity of practices that are carried out, programmed, read or taught as Live Art. This book is based on a special issue of Contemporary Theatre Review.

A concise companion to contemporary British and Irish drama

Author: Nadine Holdsworth

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 3983

An in-depth look at the rapidly changing landscape of British and Irish theatre since 1979, this text examines established and emerging playwrights, theatre companies, processes and ideological frameworks.

Leigh Bowery


Author: Angela Stief,Martin Gayford,Thomas Mießgang,Katharina Sykora,Gertrud Lehnert,Sue Tilley,Anne Marsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905799316


Page: 300

View: 4518

Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) war der unvergleichlich schrillbunte Star der Londoner Clubszene der 1980er-Jahre, ein Performer, der vor keinen Tabus und keinem Trash haltmachte. Er setzte sich in immer neuen Outfits und aberwitzigen Kostümen so pfauenmäßig gekonnt in Szene, dass er nachhaltigen Einfluss auf Designer wie Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano und Modelabels wie Comme des Garçons ausübte. Manche seiner Performances werden heute, trotz der Vergänglichkeit dieses Mediums, von maßgeblichen Spezialisten (Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Klaus Biesenbach u. a.) zu den inspirierendsten Manifestationen vergangener Jahrzehnte gezählt. Daneben wurde Bowery in den letzten Jahren seines kurzen Lebens zum wichtigsten Modell Lucian Freuds. Mit 33 Jahren starb er an AIDS.0Wer war dieser Mann, der auf 100 Bühnen quer durch alle Medien zum Impulsgeber wurde? Außerhalb der angelsächsischen Welt ist er fast unbekannt. Wir sehen Bowery vor allem als Künstler, der im Unterschied zu traditionellen, mit Pinsel und Leinwand hantierenden Malern seinen eigenen Körper als Medium und Leinwand benutzte. Dieser Künstler ist aus unserer Sicht bislang nicht ernst genug genommen worden. Wir widmen ihm deshalb weltweit als Erste! eine umfassende Monografie, in der verschiedene Aspekte seines Schaffens von Spezialisten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen untersucht werden.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

Author: Elaine Aston,Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595339

Category: Drama

Page: 276

View: 3401

This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

The Queer Cultures of 1930s Prose

Language, Identity and Performance in Interwar Britain

Author: Charlotte Charteris

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783030024130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 2446

Offering a radical reassessment of 1930s British literature, this volume questions the temporal limits of the literary decade, and broadens the scope of queer literary studies to consider literary-historical responses to a variety of behaviours encompassed by the term ‘queer’ in its many senses. Whilst it is informed by the history of sexuality in twentieth-century Europe, it is also profoundly concerned with what Christopher Isherwood termed ‘the market value of the Odd.’ Drawing, for its methodology, on the work of Raymond Williams, it traces the impact of the Great War on the development of language, examining the use of ten ‘keywords’ in the prose of Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh and Patrick Hamilton, and that of their respective literary milieux, in order to establish how queer lives and modern sub-cultural identities were forged collaboratively within the fictional realm. By utilizing contemporary perspectives on performativity in conjunction with detailed close readings it repositions these authors as self-conscious agents actively producing their own queer masculinities through calculated acts of linguistic transgression.

Contemporary British Dramatists

Author: Kathryn Ann Berney,N. G. Templeton

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558622135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 886

View: 4877

Contemporary British Dramatists provides information on all influential British playwrights working for the last 45 years: biography; bibliography; 1,000-word essay providing a critical overview of the entrants' works; full list of works for stage, screen, television and radio; all play publication and production dates; and comments by the author (when available). Essays on the most formative dramatic works of the last 45 years of British drama make a valuable addition to this volume. Critics, scholars and playwrights profile such plays as "Waiting for Godot, " "Look Back in Anger" and "'Taste of Honey." An index is included to expedite research.

Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4079

Londons größter lebender Chronist über die »gay history« seiner Stadt Das römische Londinium war übersät mit »Wolfshöhlen«, Bordellen und heißen Bädern, in denen es hoch herging. Homosexualität galt als bewundernswert. Bis Kaiser Konstantin die Macht übernahm und mit seinen Mönchen und Missionaren für Ordnung sorgte. Zeiten der Toleranz wechselten mit Zeiten der Ächtung und Verfolgung. Heute gehört »queer London« zur britischen Hauptstadt wie Tower und Big Ben. Londons homosexuelle Szene ist die größte in Europa und eine der größten weltweit. Peter Ackroyd zeigt uns, wie seine Stadt sich diesen Platz erkämpft hat. Er zelebriert die Vielfältigkeit und Energie der Community, zeigt aber auch die Gefährdungen, denen sie zu allen Zeiten ausgesetzt war. »Ein absolut einzigartiges Leseerlebnis.« The Independent

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 9223

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470751479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 5985

This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.

Performing Queer Modernism

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679697

Category: Music

Page: 156

View: 4315

Focusing on some of the best-known and most visible stage plays and dance performances of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, Penny Farfan's interdisciplinary study demonstrates that queer performance was integral to and productive of modernism, that queer modernist performance played a key role in the historical emergence of modern sexual identities, and that it anticipated, and was in a sense foundational to, the insights of contemporary queer modernist studies. Chapters on works from Vaslav Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun to Noel Coward's Private Lives highlight manifestations of and suggest ways of reading queer modernist performance. Together, these case studies clarify aspects of both the queer and the modernist, and how their co-productive intersection was articulated in and through performance on the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century stage. Performing Queer Modernism thus contributes to an expanded understanding of modernism across a range of performance genres, the central role of performance within modernism more generally, and the integral relation between performance history and the history of sexuality. It also contributes to the ongoing transformation of the field of modernist studies, in which drama and performance remain under-represented, and to revisionist historiographies that approach modernist performance through feminist and queer critical perspectives and interdisciplinary frameworks and that consider how formally innovative as well as more conventional works collectively engaged with modernity, at once reflecting and contributing to historical change in the domains of gender and sexuality.

Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441841

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 959

This text was the first monograph to document and analyse the plays written by Black and Asian women in Britain. The volume explores how Black and Asian women playwrights theatricalize their experiences of migration, displacement, identity, racism and sexism in Britain. Plays by writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, Maya Chowdhry and Amrit Wilson, among others - many of whom have had their work produced at key British theatre sites - are discussed in some detail. Other playwrights' work is also briefly explored to suggest the range and scope of contemporary plays. The volume analyses concerns such as geographies of un/belonging, reverse migration (in the form of tourism), sexploitation, arranged marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum seeking as they emerge in the plays, and argues that Black and Asian women playwrights have become constitutive subjects of British theatre.

LGBT Transnational Identity and the Media

Author: Christopher Pullen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230373313

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 497

Offering a critical introduction into LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) transnational identity in the media, this book examines performances and representations within documentary and fiction oriented texts. An interdisciplinary approach is put forward, revealing new potentials for non western queer identity.

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author: Brigitte Peucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

View: 3182

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).