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Performing Exile, Performing Self : Drama, Theatre, Film

By: Meerzon, Yana.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in International Performance: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (363 p.).ISBN: 9780230371910.Subject(s): Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) - Psychological aspects | Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Psychological aspects | Expatriate authors - Psychology | Expatriate authors -- Psychology | Immigrants in the performing arts | Immigrants in the performing artsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Performing Exile, Performing Self : Drama, Theatre, FilmDDC classification: 709.040755086914 | 790.2083526912 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: On Theater and Exile: Toward a Definition of Exilic Theater as Performing Odyssey; 1 Heteroglossia of a Castaway: On the Exilic Performative of Joseph Brodsky's Poetry and Prose; 2 Beyond the Postcolonial Dasein: On Derek Walcott's Narratives of History and Exile; 3 Performing Exilic Communitas: On Eugenio Barba's Theater of a Floating Island; 4 The Homebody/Kanjiža: On Josef Nadj's Exilic Theater of Autobiography and Travelogue
5 To the Poetics of Exilic Adolescence: On Wajdi Mouawad's Theater of Secondary Witness and Poetic Testimony6 Framing the Ancestry: Performing Postmemory in Atom Egoyan's Post-Exilic Cinema; Conclusion: On the Lessons of Exilic Theater, Performing Exile, Performing Self; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.
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Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: On Theater and Exile: Toward a Definition of Exilic Theater as Performing Odyssey; 1 Heteroglossia of a Castaway: On the Exilic Performative of Joseph Brodsky's Poetry and Prose; 2 Beyond the Postcolonial Dasein: On Derek Walcott's Narratives of History and Exile; 3 Performing Exilic Communitas: On Eugenio Barba's Theater of a Floating Island; 4 The Homebody/Kanjiža: On Josef Nadj's Exilic Theater of Autobiography and Travelogue

5 To the Poetics of Exilic Adolescence: On Wajdi Mouawad's Theater of Secondary Witness and Poetic Testimony6 Framing the Ancestry: Performing Postmemory in Atom Egoyan's Post-Exilic Cinema; Conclusion: On the Lessons of Exilic Theater, Performing Exile, Performing Self; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.

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YANA MEERZON Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests are in theater and drama theory. Her book The Path of a Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics was published in 2005. Her latest publication is a collection of articles (co-edited with Silvija Jestrovic) Performance, Exile and 'America', November 2009, Palgrave.

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