PL EN


Journal
2012 | 11 | Supplement | 174-187
Article title

“Look at Me!” Performing the Body and Self on Stage

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
The paper aims to explore some exemplary pieces of dramatic literature from antiquity and the Renaissance and especially from modern and postmodern works such as The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, ‘Night Mother by Marsha Norman and A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White by Adrienne Kennedy through the lens of body, disability and gender studies. While the paper mainly focuses on these three plays, it is not restricted to them. The pieces illustrate how the stage representation of physically or mentally challenged characters has changed and the process through which disabled performance has transferred into performative acts.
Publisher
Journal
Year
Volume
11
Issue
Pages
174-187
Physical description
Dates
published
2012-12-01
online
2012-12-28
Contributors
References
  • Barnett, Claudia. “This Fundamental Challenge to Identity: Reproduction and Representation in the Drama of Adrienne Kennedy.” Theatre Journal 48.2 (1996): 141-155.
  • Bollobás, Enikő. Az amerikai irodalom története. [The History of American Literature] Budapest: Osiris, 2006
  • --------. They Aren’t, Until I Call Them: Performing the Subject in American Literature. Frankfurt, Main: Peter Lang Publishing Inc, 2010.
  • Davis, Lennard J. “Constructing Normalcy: The Bell Curve, the Novel, and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century.” The Disability Studies Reader. Ed. Davis J. Lennard. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Dolan, Jill. Presence and Desire: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, Performance. Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
  • Fox, Ann M. and Lipkin, Joan. “Res(Crip)ting Feminist Theater: Selections from the Disability Project.” Feminist Disability Studies 14.3 (2002): 77-98.
  • Ibsen, Henrik. The Wild Duck. Trans. Stephen Mulrine. London: Nick Hern Books, 2006.
  • Kennedy, Adrienne. “A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White.” The Adrienn Kennedy Reader. Ed Werner Sollors. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,2001.
  • Lamb, Myrna. “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” The Mod Donna and The Sxykland Z: Plays of Women’s Liberation. Ed. Myrna Lamb. New York, Pathfinder Press, 1971.
  • Lewis, Victoria Ann. “The Dramaturgy of Disability.” Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture. Ed. Susan Crutchfield and Marcy Epstein. Ann Arbour: University ofMichigan Press, 2000.
  • Norman, Marsha. ‘Night Mother. Trans. Ungvári Tamás. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.
  • Sexton, Marsha. “Disability Rights and Selective Abortion.” The Disability Studies Reader. Ed. Lennard J. Davis. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Shakespeare, William. “The Tragedy of King Richard the Third.” The Necessary Shakespeare. Ed. David Bevington. New York: Addition-Wesley EducationalPublishers Inc., 2002.
  • Thomson, Rosemarie Garland. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Turner, Victor W. “Are there universal performance in myth, ritual and drama?” By Means of Performance; Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual. Ed. Richard Scheckner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. New York: Signet, 1972.
  • ---
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10320-012-0016-7
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.