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Staging ageing : theatre, performance and the narrative of decline

Author: Michael Mangan
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Drawing primarily on the Western dramatic canon, on contemporary British theatre, on popular culture and on paratheatrical practices, Staging Ageing investigates theatrical engagement with ageing. It  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mangan
ISBN: 9781783200139 1783200138
OCLC Number: 862761087
Description: 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mind, Body and Ageing in Drama, Theatre and Performance Part I: Frames and ContextsChapter 1: On GerontologyChapter 2: On Age, Stage and ConsciousnessPart II: Tragedy and ComedyChapter 3: On Liminality and Late Style: Oedipus at ColonusChapter 4: On Negative Stereotypes in Classical and Medieval DramaChapter 5: On Sex and the Senex: English Restoration ComedyChapter 6: On Dirty Old Men and Trickster FiguresPart III: MemoriesChapter 7: On Memory and Its ModesChapter 8: On Reminiscence, Interaction and InterventionPart IV: The Value(s) of Old AgeChapter 9: On LongevityChapter 10: On Institutions Chapter 11: On Song and DanceEpilogue: The Amazing One-Hundred-and-Sixty-One-Year-Old Woman
Responsibility: by Michael Mangan.


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'Mangan has written a key text on the subject that widens the debate and lays the ground for further study' -- Contemporary Theatre Review, Gianna Bouchard

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