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Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Amanda Stuart Fisher

Abstract

Responding to the resurgence of verbatim theatre that emerged in Britain, Australia, the United States and other parts of the world in the early 1990s, this book offers one of the first sustained, critical engagements with contemporary verbatim, documentary and testimonial dramaturgies. Offering a new reading of the history of the documentary and verbatim theatre form, the book relocates verbatim and testimonial theatre away from discourses of the real and representations of reality and instead argues that these dramaturgical approaches are better understood as engagements with forms of truth- ... More

Keywords: documentary theatre, dramaturgy, ethical demand, parrhesia, social injustice, theatre of testimony, verbatim theatre, witnessing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526145741
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526145758

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Stuart Fisher, author
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama