Queer Exceptions

Queer Exceptions Solo Performance in Neoliberal Times - Theatre

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Synopsis

Queer exceptions is a study of contemporary solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. With diverse case studies featuring the work of La Ribot, David Hoyle, Oreet Ashery, Bridget Christie, Tanja Ostojic, Adrian Howells and Nassim Soleimanpour, the book examines the role of singular or 'exceptional' subjects in constructing and challenging assumed notions of communal sociability and togetherness, while drawing fresh insight from the fields of sociology, gender studies and political philosophy to reconsider theatre's attachment to singular lives and experiences. Framed by a detailed exploration of arts festivals as encapsulating the material, entrepreneurial circumstances of contemporary performance-making, this is the first major critical study of solo work since the millennium.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526113696
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 792
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 442g
Height: 218mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 23mm