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Troubling violence : a performance project / M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless.

By: Carver, M. Heather.
Contributor(s): Lawless, Elaine J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (158 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781604733471; 1604733470.Subject(s): Abused women -- United States | Family violence -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Troubling violence.DDC classification: 362.82/92 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Act I. The academic stage -- Character development -- First run -- Breaking the fourth wall -- Performing violence -- Act II. Writing the body -- Violence against our bodies -- Violence at home -- Curtain call -- A courtroom scene -- A conference scene -- Life, with no chance.
Summary: Troubling Violence: A Performance Project follows the collaboration between performance studies professor M. Heather Carver and ethnographic folklorist Elaine J. Lawless. The book traces the creative development of a performance troupe in which women take the stage to narrate true, harrowing experiences of domestic violence and then invite audience members to discuss the tales. Similar to the performances, the book presents real-life narratives as a means of heightening social awareness and dialogue about intimate partner violence. "Troubling violence" refers not only to the cultures.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-158).

Act I. The academic stage -- Character development -- First run -- Breaking the fourth wall -- Performing violence -- Act II. Writing the body -- Violence against our bodies -- Violence at home -- Curtain call -- A courtroom scene -- A conference scene -- Life, with no chance.

Troubling Violence: A Performance Project follows the collaboration between performance studies professor M. Heather Carver and ethnographic folklorist Elaine J. Lawless. The book traces the creative development of a performance troupe in which women take the stage to narrate true, harrowing experiences of domestic violence and then invite audience members to discuss the tales. Similar to the performances, the book presents real-life narratives as a means of heightening social awareness and dialogue about intimate partner violence. "Troubling violence" refers not only to the cultures.

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