Contemporary Performance InterActions

Staging Trauma

Bodies in Shadow

Authors: Haughton, Miriam

  • 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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Staging the Unknowable, the Unspeakable, the Unrepresentable

    Haughton, Miriam

    Pages 1-39

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  • Violation: On Raftery’s Hill (2000) by Marina Carr

    Haughton, Miriam

    Pages 41-79

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  • Loss: Colder Than Here (2005) by Laura Wade

    Haughton, Miriam

    Pages 81-116

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  • Containment: Laundry (2011), Directed by Louise Lowe

    Haughton, Miriam

    Pages 117-159

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  • Exile: Sanctuary (2013), Directed by Teya Sepinuck

    Haughton, Miriam

    Pages 161-203

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53662-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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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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