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Acting Queer

Gender Dissidence and the Subversion of Realism

Authors: Alexandrowicz, Conrad

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  • Addresses the experience of gender-nonconforming actors in the context of actor training in order to establish a critique of such training and the theatre practices it feeds.
  • Stimulates discussion about diversity among both practitioners and scholars.
  • Proposes an original form of 'queer-eco training’ in response to the climate crisis
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This book is situated at the intersection of queer/gender studies and theories of acting pedagogy and performance. It explores the social and cultural matrix in which matters of gender are negotiated, including that of post-secondary theatre and drama education. It identifies the predicament of gender dissident actors who must contend with the widespread enforcement of realist paradigms within the academy, and proposes a re-imagining of the way drama/theatre/performance are practised in order to serve more fairly and effectively the needs of queer actors in training. This is located within a larger project of critique in reference to the art form as a whole. 
The book stimulates discussion among practitioners and scholars on matters concerning various kinds of diversity: of gender expression, of approaches to the teaching of acting, and to the way the art form may be imagined and executed in the early years of the 21st Century, in particular in the face of the climate crisis. But it is also an aid to practitioners who are seeking new theoretical and practical approaches to dealing with gender diversity in acting pedagogy. 

                    

About the authors

Conrad Alexandrowicz is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is a director, writer and choreographer, and the artistic director of Wild Excursions Performance. To date he has created over fifty choreographies, dance- and physical-theatre pieces, plays and performance works, some of which have been presented across Canada, in New York City, France and the U.K. He specializes in movement for actors and physical theatre creation, directs mainstage productions, and continues his explorations into that mysterious territory where dance and theatre overlap. He recently completed an extensive research project on the staging of poetry with actors and dancers funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. His work has been published in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, the Canadian Journal for Practice-Based Research in Theatre and Studies in Theatre and Performance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acting Queer
Book Subtitle
Gender Dissidence and the Subversion of Realism
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29318-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29318-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29317-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 224
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