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Author Mangan, Michael, 1953- author

Title Staging ageing : theatre, performance and the narrative of decline / Michael Mangan
Published Bristol, England ; Chicago, Illinois : Intellect, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 276 pages)
Series Theatre & Consciousness, 1753-3058
Theatre and consciousness.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Frames and Contexts -- ch. 1 On Gerontology -- ch. 2 On Age, Stage and Consciousness -- pt. II Tragedy and Comedy -- ch. 3 On Liminality and Late Style: Oedipus at Colonus -- ch. 4 On Negative Stereotypes in Classical and Medieval Drama -- ch. 5 On Sex and the Senex: English Restoration Comedy -- ch. 6 On Dirty Old Men and Trickster Figures -- pt. III Memories -- ch. 7 On Memory and Its Modes -- ch. 8 On Reminiscence, Interaction and Intervention -- pt. IV The Value(s) of Old Age -- ch. 9 On Longevity -- ch. 10 On Institutions -- ch. 11 On Song and Dance
Summary "How can plays and performances, past and present, inform our understanding of aging? Drawing primarily on the Western dramatic canon, on contemporary British theater, on popular culture, and on paratheatrical practices, this book investigates theatrical engagement with aging from the Greek chorus to Reminiscence Theater. It also explores the relationship of the plays, performances, and practices to the material, social, and ideological conditions that produced them. A foundational work on the cultural past and present of aging, the book will find ... audiences not only among scholars but also among theater and health care professionals."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
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Subject Age in the performing arts.
Genre/Form Theater reviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldingay, Sarah.
Mitchell, Jessica.
Sarlos, Stephanie
ISBN 1783201371 (electronic bk.)
178320138X (ePub)
9781783201372 (electronic bk.)
9781783201389 (ePub)
Other Titles Staging aging