Queer Exceptions

Greer, S. (2018) Queer Exceptions. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9781526113696

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Greer, Dr Stephen
Authors: Greer, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Manchester University Press
ISBN:9781526113696

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