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Drama Trauma : Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, Video and Art - Timothy Murray

Drama Trauma

Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, Video and Art

Paperback Published: 18th September 1997
ISBN: 9780415157896
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this engaging cross-disciplinary study, Timothy Murray examines the artistic struggle over traumatic fantasies of race, gender, sexuality, and power. Establishing a retrospective dialogue between past and present, stage and video, Drama Trauma links the impact of trauma on recent political projects in performance and video with the specters of difference haunting Shakespeare's plays.
The book provides close readings of cultural formations as diverse as Shakespearean drama, the Statue of Liberty, contemporary plays by women, African-American performance, and feminist interventions in video, performance and installation. The texts discussed include:
* installations by Mary Kelly and Dawn Dedeaux,
* plays by Ntozake Shange, Rochelle Owens, Adrienne Kennedy, Marsha Norman and Amiri Baraka
* performances by Robbie McCauley, Jordan, Orlan, and Carmelita Tropicana
* stage, film and video productions of King Lear, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and All's Well that Ends Well.

..."a provocative read..."Drama Trauma marks an important contribution to the fields of drama scholarship, performance studies, cultural studies and media studies...Murray provides a bravura performance of his own--one which is completely united and integral to the text." -"salon reviews

List of Figures
Sounding Silence in Shakespeare
Getting Stoned: Psychoanalysis and the Epistemology of Tragedy in Shakespeare
An Index and Obscure Prologue to the History of Foul Generic Thought
'Misshapen Chaos of Well-Seeming Forms': Specters of Jointure in Romeo and Juliet
Writing Women's Vision
Patriarchal Panopticism, or the Enigma of a Woman's Smile: Getting Out in Theory
The Play of Letters: Writing and Possession in Chucky's Hunch
Color Adjustments
Differa(n)ce: Screening the Camera's Eye in African-American Drama
In Exile at Home: Tornado Breath and Unrighteous Fantasy in Robbie McCauley's Indian Blood
Televisual Fear
Camera Obsura Ideologica: From Vermeer to Video in All's Well That Ends Well
The Contrast Hurts: Censoring the Ladies Liberty in Performance
Televisual Fears and Warrior Myths: Mary Kelly Meets Dawn Dedeaux
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ISBN: 9780415157896
ISBN-10: 0415157897
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.75  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1