Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage

Authors: Maguire, T.

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This book explores the way in which the contemporary proliferation of forms of storytelling practice in international theatre has created a distinctive set of performance practices. Texts and performers discussed include Split Britches, Billy Connolly, Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy, Spalding Gray, David Hare's Via Dolorosa

About the authors

Tom Maguire is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. A specialist in contemporary British and Irish theatre, he has published books including Making Theatre in Northern Ireland (2006) and edited collections such as Theatre for Young Audiences in the UK, with Karian Schuitema (2013). He serves on the Editorial Board for About Performance and as Chair of the Board of Big Telly Theatre Company.

Reviews

'Tom Maguire's Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage is a cutting-edge and enlightening analysis of new theatre practices documentary, stand-up comedy, biography and autobiography, monologue plays. It is groundbreaking in the range of contemporary performance it considers but also gains depth from a long-range historical emphasis on storytelling as the primal act of theatre.' - Anthony Roche, Professor of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Maguire, Tom

    Pages 1-18

  • Narrative Identity

    Maguire, Tom

    Pages 19-37

  • Embodying Character in Storytelling

    Maguire, Tom

    Pages 38-58

  • Performing Autobiography

    Maguire, Tom

    Pages 59-77

  • Performing Time and Place

    Maguire, Tom

    Pages 78-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Story on the Contemporary Stage
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Tom Maguire
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35640-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 201
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