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Performing the testimonial : rethinking verbatim dramaturgies

Author: Amanda Stuart Fisher
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Theatre (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Performing the testimonial offers a new critical engagement with verbatim and testimonial theatre that draws on an analysis of a number of international contemporary verbatim and testimonial plays.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Stuart Fisher
ISBN: 152614574X 9781526145741
OCLC Number: 1130766383
Description: ix, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Performing the 'promise' of truthfulness: the hybrid practices of contemporary verbatim and testimonial theatre Part I: Verbatim theatre and its histories1 Germany and the pre-histories of contemporary verbatim theatre: Piscator, Hochhuth and Weiss2 The genealogy of contemporary verbatim theatre: shifting dramaturgies and performances of truthfulness Part II: Towards testimonial theatre3 Theatre of witnessing: Towards the decolonisation of testimonial theatre 4 Testimony as speaking out: Performing the ethico-political imperatives of witnessingConclusion: Performing witnessing in a post-truth era BibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Theatre (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Amanda Stuart Fisher.


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