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Author Stephenson, Jenn, 1971-

Title Performing autobiography : contemporary Canadian drama / Jenn Stephenson
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
Contents 1 Narrative Failure and the Loss of an Autobiographical Self: Perfect Pie and The Drawer Boy -- 2 Performative Witnessing to Autobiographies of Trauma: Goodness -- 3 Setting Free Silenced Autobiographical Voices: Eternal Hydra and Shadows -- 4 The Autobiographical Body as a Site of Utopian Performativity: Billy Twinkle -- 5 Self-Authoring Characters in Recursive Autothanatography: In On It -- Coda
Summary Stephenson explores the autobiographical form by analysing seven works by Canadian playwrights written and performed between 1999 and 2009, including Judith Thompson's <em>Perfect Pie</em>, Daniel MacIvor's <em>In On It</em>, and Timothy Findley's <em>Shadows</em>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index
Subject Monodramas -- Canada -- History and criticism.
One-person shows (Performing arts) -- Canada.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442660643 (electronic bk.)
9781442660649 (electronic bk.)