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Biographical theatre : re-presenting real people?

Author: Ursula Canton
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marilyn Monroe, Vincent van Gogh or the victims of rendition flights -- the number and variety of historical and contemporary figures represented on British stages is amazing. This book develops a new theoretical framework for the representation of real life figures on stage and examines different ways in which they can be included in performances.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula Canton
ISBN: 9780230252776 023025277X
OCLC Number: 706020180
Description: ix, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Re-Framing the Discussion of Biographical Theatre: A Functional Approach --
Re-Living the Past: Authenticity on Stage --
Creating and Undermining Expectations: Forms versus Content --
Meta-Biography: Biographers on Stage and Non-Traditional Structures --
Studying Reception: Theoretical Framework and Methodology --
Audience Reactions to Biographical Performances --
Conclusion and Review of the Theoretical Framework.
Other Titles: Biographical theater
Responsibility: Ursula Canton.
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