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Jean Genet : performance and politics

Author: Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery; Maria Shevtsova
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jean Genet, Performance and Politics is the first book to explore the broad political significance of Genet's performance practice by focusing on his radical experiments, polemical subjects and formal innovations in theatre, film and dance. Its new approach brings together the diverse aspects of Genet's work through essays by international scholars and interviews with such key theatre directors as Richard Schechner,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dramatic works
Named Person: Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet; Jean Genet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery; Maria Shevtsova
ISBN: 1403994803 9781403994806
OCLC Number: 67346364
Notes: "Transferred to digital printing 2007"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiii, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Clare Finburgh, Carl Lavery and Maria Shevtsova --
Jean Genet in his 'humour' / Michel Corvin --
From theatricality to performance theory: The Screens / David Bradley --
The theatre of Genet in sociological perspective / Maria Shevtsova --
Genet's The Screens as media allegory / David Fieni --
Reading The Blacks through the 1956 preface: politics and betrayal / Carl Lavery --
'Micro-treatise on a mini-politics': Genet, individualism and collectivity / Clare Finburgh --
Theatre in a graveyard: site-based performance and the revolution of everyday life / Carl Lavery --
Dancing the impossible: Kazuo Ohno, Lindsay Kemp and Our Lady of the Flowers / Martin Hargreaves --
Jean, Ron, Franko and me: Genet, body art and abjection / Carl Lavery and Paul Woodward --
The Blacks and its impact on African American theatre in the United States / John Warrick --
Las criadas, Genet and Spain / Maria M. Delgado --
Corporeographies: the dancing body in 'adame Miroir and Un chant d'amour / Elizabeth Stephens --
Genet and cinema: adaptations and influence / Jane Giles --
An interview with Joseph Strick --
An interview with Bill Rauch and Lynn Jeffries of Cornerstone Theatre Company --
An interview with Jean-Baptiste Sastre --
An interview with Terry Hands --
An interview with Colin Chambers --
An interview with Richard Schechner --
More holes than blanket: rehearsal process as political process in Genet's theatre / Ralph Yarrow.
Responsibility: edited by Clare Finburgh, Carl Lavery and Maria Shevtsova.
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Jean Genet, Performance and Politics is the first book to explore the broad political significance of Genet's performance practice by focusing on his radical experiments, polemical subjects and formal innovations in theatre, film and dance. Its new approach brings together the diverse aspects of Genet's work through essays by international scholars and interviews with such key theatre directors as Richard Schechner, Terry Hands, Cornerstone Theatre and Jean-Baptiste Sastre. Where some of the contributors explore Genet's relationship with political discourses and movements (performance theory, sociology, situationism, postmodernism, post-structuralism), others trace his influence on contemporary practice (Butoh, Body Art, avant-garde theatre, site-specific performance and queer cinema). This exciting and original volume situates Genet as a key political playwright and as a major figure in the history of twentieth-century performance practice, and will be of interest to students of Theatre, Performance, Dance, Film and French.

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