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Performance Practice and Process
Contemporary (Women) Practitioners
 
 
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23 Nov 2007
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Drawing on hands-on experience from workshops and interviews, this innovative book explores the work of eight gender aware theatre and performance artists and companies. The authors offer rare insights into the processes as well as the practice of these artists and employ an 'inside', practical approach to understanding their ground-breaking work


Description

Drawing on hands-on experience from workshops and interviews, this innovative book explores the work of eight gender aware theatre and performance artists and companies. The authors offer rare insights into the processes as well as the practice of these artists and employ an 'inside', practical approach to understanding their ground-breaking work


Reviews

'Clear, engaging and informative.....The advice offered by the practitioners - those who have been there and are still there - is invaluable, and indeed inspirational.' - Deirdre Heddon, University of Glasgow, UK

'[This book] is a successful attempt to "get inside" the practice of eight (female) practitioners who work and write for a range of performance disciplines...The material in the book will serve as a useful resource for teachers, students and makers of performance in a firmly pragmatic way.' - Amanda Bolt, Platform
 
'Instead of hiding behind a notebook, Aston and Harris take the courageous step of committing to a genuine process of enquiry where they challenge themselves to not focus on what they have learned to look for, but to be ' in the moment' and to see what arises; the book is all the richer for it...The work is characterised by a desire to get down and (sometimes literally) dirty with the processes of creative practice and offers its results with warmth, humour and integrity.' - Emma Brodzinski, Contemporary Theatre Review


Contents

Performance Practice and Process: Contemporary (Women) Practitioners
A Passionate Desire to Communicate: Bobby Baker
Being Curious: Leslie Hill and Helen Paris
Speaking Out: SuAndi
(Women) Writing for Radio: Sarah Daniels with Sally Avens
Imagining, making, changing: Split Britches
Giving Voice(s) to Others: Rebecca Prichard
Performance Storytelling: Vayu Naidu
Lessons in Bad Behaviour: Jenny Eclair


Authors

ELAINE ASTON is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK, where she teaches and researches feminist theatre, theory and performance. Her publications include An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1994); Caryl Churchill (1997/ 2001); Feminist Theatre Practice (1999) and Feminist Views on the English Stage (2003). She is co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (with Janelle Reinelt, 2000); Feminist Futures?: Theatre, Performance, Theory (with Geraldine Harris, 2006) and Staging International Feminisms (with Sue-Ellen Case, 2007)

GERALDINE HARRIS is Professor of Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, UK, where she teaches and researches on gender and identity in performance. Previous publications include Staging Femininities (1999) and Beyond Representation: The Politics and Aesthetics of Television Drama (2006).  With Elaine Aston she has co-edited Feminist Futures: Theatre, Performance, Theory (2006). Since the 1980s she has engaged with the practice of devising and wth writing texts for performance, both with students and with professional companies such as Insomniac and Third Angel.