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Contemporary Performance InterActions

Staging Trauma

Bodies in Shadow

Authors: Haughton, Miriam

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  • Explores a range of performances in Ireland and the UK that engage with trauma and suffering
  • Focuses on figures who have previously been marginalised by dominant patriarchal theatrical and historical canons
  • Considers the staging of a range of traumatic episodes, including sexual violence, terminal illness, and asylum
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About this book

This book investigates contemporary British and Irish performances that stage traumatic narratives, histories, acts and encounters. It includes a range of case studies that consider the performative, cultural and political contexts for the staging and reception of sexual violence, terminal illness, environmental damage, institutionalisation and asylum. In particular, it focuses on 'bodies in shadow' in twenty-first century performance: those who are largely written out of or marginalised in dominant twentieth-century patriarchal canons of theatre and history. This volume speaks to students, scholars and artists working within contemporary theatre and performance, Irish and British studies, memory and trauma studies, feminisms, performance studies, affect and reception studies, as well as the medical humanities.

About the authors

Miriam Haughton is Lecturer at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. She has co-edited the collection Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland (2015) and published multiple essays in international journals, including Contemporary Theatre Review, Modern Drama, and Irish Studies Review.

Reviews

“Staging Trauma is an exceptionally interdisciplinary, multifaceted, and reflective work of scholarship that examines the significance of the theatrical performance of trauma in individual and societal terms. It is recommended for students and scholars of many different interests including critical studies of theater and performance, trauma studies, and feminist theory. … Finally, it is undoubtedly relevant for theater professionals … .” (Eve Polley, The Harold Pinter Review, Vol. 3 (1), 2019)

“Staging Trauma is a work of great scholarly, personal and political care. Haughton’s own commitment to social justice resonates throughout and serves to produce a volume that is both compelling and finely detailed, and that makes an excellent contribution to the fields of theatre studies and trauma studies.” (Emma Willis, Irish University Review, Vol. 49 (1), May, 2019)

“Haughton’s timely and significant book is positioned at the intersection of trauma studies with contemporary theatre and performance, and sets out to investigate theatrical interventions into the suppressed histories of forgotten populations. Written in a clear and readable style, it is suitable for final-year undergraduates onwards. It offers four detailed case studies, each addressing a different key concern: sexual violence, terminal illness, imprisonment, and asylum.” (lisa Fitzpatrick, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 34 (04), November, 2018)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £62.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53663-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53662-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Staging Trauma
Book Subtitle
Bodies in Shadow
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53663-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53663-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53662-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 243
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