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Precarious SpectatorshipTheatre and Image in an Age of Emergencies$
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Sam Haddow

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526138415

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526138422

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Two tales of my dying neighbours

Two tales of my dying neighbours

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Precarious Spectatorship
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Sam Haddow

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526138422.00008

This chapter explores the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ of 2015 and beyond, in a discussion of the relationship between the spectator and the ‘other’. Drawing on two theatrical case studies - Vanishing Point’s (2016) The Destroyed Room and Zinnie Harris’ (2015) How to Hold Your Breath, I suggest ways in which live performance can respond to the erasure of humanity that is often practiced upon the refugee in the circulation of images. One chief strategy is through storytelling, an art-form that relies upon personal interaction and privileges experience over information. This chapter also applies Bernard Stiegler’s theory of ‘spiritual misery’ to performance analysis, and concludes with a discussion of the dangers of building a visual economy on the destruction of the face of the other.

Keywords:   Refugee crisis, Bernard Stiegler, Storytelling, Vanishing Point, Zinnie Harris, Visuality

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