Auto/Biography and Identity

Auto/Biography and Identity

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This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the qface and the maskq. It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the stage from the late eighteenth-century to the present day, testing the boundaries between gender, theatre and autobiographical form. This book facilitates connections--between texts and performances, past and present practitioners, professional and private selves, individuals and communities--all of which have in some way renegotiated identity through autobiography and the creative act.For a#39;troublinga#39; may either function as an adjective, referring to identities that are troubled, or as a transitive or intransitive ... work since it is centrally concerned with unsettling and unsettled identities, and specifically issues of troubling gender identities.2 As ... I therefore want to begin this chapter with a quotation from the Guardian, one of Britaina#39;s leading broadsheet ... Judy Owen, 39, of Solihull, West Midlands, had been expected to win tens of thousands of pounds after her victory at aanbsp;...

Title:Auto/Biography and Identity
Author: Maggie B B. Gale, Vivien Gardner
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2004

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