Performance, Madness and Psychiatry

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ISBN-13:
9781137337252
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
243
Autor:
A. Harpin
Serie:
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This exciting collection of essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. The book will appeal to historians, social scientists, theatre scholars, and artists alike.
Introduction: Locating Madness and Performance; Anna Harpin and Juliet Foster PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES 1. Smart's Authority and the Eighteenth-Century Mad-Business; Richard Stern 2. Performance in Bethlem, Fulbourn and Brookwood Hospitals: A Social Psychological and Social Historical Examination; Juliet Foster PART II: APPLYING PERFORMANCE 3. A Life of Their Own: Reflections on Autonomy and Ethics in Research-Based Theatre; Susan M. Cox 4. Whose Mind is it Anyway: Acting and Mental Illness; Sarah Rudolph PART III: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES 5. Start Making Sense; Dylan Tighe 6. 'No one ever listens': Body, Space, and History in RedCape Theatre's The Idiot Colony; Rebecca Loukes PART IV: THEATRICAL MALADIES 7. Ophelia Confined: Madness and Infantilisation in Some Versions of Hamlet; Bridget Escolme 8. Dislocated: Metaphors of Madness in Contemporary Theatre Anna Harpin Conclusion: Relocating Madness and Performance; Anna Harpin and Juliet Foster Select Bibliography Index
This exciting collection of essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. The book will appeal to historians, social scientists, theatre scholars, and artists alike.

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