Trauma and Drama/Theatre/Performance

Duggan, Patrick (2020) Trauma and Drama/Theatre/Performance. In: The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma. Routledge Literature Companions . Routledge, New York ; London. ISBN 9781138494923 (In Press)

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This chapter considers the ways that theatre and performance can be seen to offer a compelling and complex space in which people might encounter and consider traumata, personal or collective, local, national or global, historic or contemporary. Exploring structural similarities between the operation of performance and of trauma symptoms, the essay contends that performance and trauma share a complex interaction between presence and absence, and “impossibility” of representation. Tracing a

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: trauma, performance analysis, theatre, critical theory
Subjects: W400 Drama
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 14:15

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