Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

240 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719099885

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Symptoms of contemporary performance

Patrick Duggan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Now available in paperback, the first book length volume addressing trauma and performance filling a significant gap in trauma-studies literature
  • Analyses performances and texts from across theatre and drama, performance and live art
  • The book finds significant purchase in the fields of sociology, trauma studies and cultural studies
  • Proposes a performance theory that finds particular purchase in the contemporary moment and as such represents a significant study for scholars and students of contemporary performance studies
  • Examines work by Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Harold Pinter, Forced Entertainment, Phillip Pullman, Kira O>'Reilly, Franco B, and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

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