Studies in International Performance

Performance, Exile and ‘America’

Editors: Jestrovic, S., Meerzon, Y. (Eds.)

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This collection investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place particularly focusing on issues of language, space and identity. It looks at ways in which immigrants and outsiders are embodied in American theatre practice and explores ways in which 'America' is staged and dramatized by immigrants and foreigners.

About the authors

ALAN ACKERMAN Associate Professor, English Department, University of Toronto, Canada VERONIKA AMBROS Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, Canada DALIA BASIOUNY Artist, academic, translator and newscaster MARVIN CARLSON Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA LISA FITZPATRICK Lecturer in Drama, University of Ulster, UK ERITH JAFFE-BERG Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, University of California, Riverside, USA DIANA MANOLE Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto, Canada YAEL PRIZANT Assistant Professor, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, University of Notre Dame, USA FREDDIE ROKEM Professor, Department of Theatre Arts, Tel-Aviv University, Israel JERRY WASSERMAN Professor of English and Theatre and Head of the Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia, Canada

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'a fresh critical perspective on exilic discourse...This collection introduces a stimulating approach to understanding the diversity of exilic experiences, emphasizing that the ways in which exile is experienced in reality and fantasy cannot be exhausted in a single collection.' - Contemporary Theatre Review


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Framing ‘America’ — Between Exilic Imaginary and Exilic Collective

    Jestrovic, Silvija (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Land of Air-Conditioning and Opportunity: America on the Irish Stage

    Fitzpatrick, Lisa

    Pages 23-46

  • Ninety Miles Away: Exile and Identity in Recent Cuban-American Theatre

    Prizant, Yael

    Pages 47-65

  • “An American Mile in Others’ Shoes”: The Tragicomedy of Immigrating to the Twenty-First-Century United States

    Manole, Diana

    Pages 66-92

  • The American Landscape Reconsidered: On the Theatricality of Urban America in Russian Émigré Writings, with Special Focus on the Works of Vasily Aksyonov

    Meerzon, Yana

    Pages 93-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance, Exile and ‘America’
Editors
  • S. Jestrovic
  • Y. Meerzon
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25070-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230250703
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57456-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36535-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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