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Performance, exile and 'America' /
edited by Silvija Jestrovic and Yana Meerzon.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xiii, 266 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230574564 (hardback), 9780230574564 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230574564 (hardback)
9780230574564 (hardback)
catalogue key
7005819
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Silvija Jestrovic is Associate professor at the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy at Warwick University, UK. She studied dramaturgy and playwriting at the University of Belgrade and received her doctorate from the University of Toronto. Her book, Theatre of Estrangement: Theory Practice Ideology, was published in 2006. She is also the author of several stage and radio plays. Silvija convened and co-organized the International Conference on Theatre and Exile (University of Toronto, 2003) and co-edited a special issue of Modern Drama on the same topic (both projects in collaboration with Yana Meerzon). She is currently writing a book entitled From Cities of Resistance to Cities of Exile: Space, Embodiment and Utopia in Urban Performance. Yana Meerzon is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests are in theatre and drama theory, theatre of exile, and Russian theatre and drama. Her book, A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics, was published in 2005. Currently, she is working on a manuscript, Performing Exile-Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the Studies in International Performance series.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place, particularly focusing on issues of language, space, and identity. It looks at ways in which immigrants and outsiders are embodied in American theatre practice.
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Performance, Exile and 'America' investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place particularly focusing on issues of language, space, and identity
Description for Bookstore
This collection of essays investigates dramatic and performative renderings of "America" as an exilic place, investigating how "America" and exile are imagined, challenged and theatricalized in the works of various theatre artists in the light of the current politic climate in the USA.
Long Description
This collection of essays investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place particularly focusing on issues of language, space, and identity. It explores the idea of 'America' '” from metaphoric to physical space of exile'” and ways in which it has been shaped and transformed through exilic experiences, visions, and performances, but also in the light of the current political climate in the US. It aims to address the problems of representation of the Other on stage and to investigate how 'America' and exile are imagined, challenged, and theatricalized in the works of various theatre artists. This collection offers a twofold perceptive ' it looks at ways in which immigrants and outsiders are embodied in American theatre practice; and explores ways in which 'America' is staged and dramatized by immigrants and foreigners. Contributors: Alan Ackerman, Veronika Ambros, Dalia Basiouny, Marvin Carlson, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Erith Jaffe-Berg, Silvija Jestrovic, Diana Manole, Yana Meerzon, Yael Prizant, Jerry Wasserman
Library of Congress Summary
"This collection of essays investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place, investigating how 'America' and exile are imagined, challenged and theatricalized in the works of various theatre artists in the light of the current political climate in the USA"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
This collection of essays investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place, investigating how 'America' and exile are imagined, challenged and theatricalized in the works of various theatre artists in the light of the current politic climate in the USA.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Series Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Introduction: Framing 'America'-Between Exilic Imaginary and Exilic Collectivep. 1
'America' Between the Exilic Imaginary and the Exilic Collectivep. 21
The Land of Air-Conditioning and Opportunity: America on the Irish Stagep. 23
Ninety Miles Away: Exile and Identity in Recent Cuban-American Theatrep. 47
"An American Mile in Others' Shoes": The Tragicomedy of Immigrating to the Twenty-First-Century United Statesp. 66
The American Landscape Reconsidered: On the Theatricality of Urban America in Russian Émigré Writings, with Special Focus on the Works of Vasily Aksyonovp. 93
American Performativiryp. 117
Theatres in America: Brecht and Kafkap. 119
America Relocated: Karel Čapek's Robots between Prague, Berlin, and New Yorkp. 134
At Home in Exile: Finding America in Casablanca and Camino Realp. 158
America and the Other: From Representation to Interventionp. 177
Deterritorializing Voices: Staging the Middle East in American Theatrep. 179
Current Trends in Arab-American Performancep. 208
"We know you're not Somalia": Radical Performance and Canadian-American Exile in Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evilp. 220
Exiles and the City: Krzysztof Wodiczko's New York Interventions of Making the Familiar Strangep. 244
Indexp. 264
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