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dc.contributor.authorCasado Gual, Núria
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-15T14:57:42Z
dc.date.available2019-11-15T14:57:42Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.issn1697-1612
dc.identifier.issn1139-8213
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/67554
dc.description.abstractMany members of the theatrical profession believe that dramaturgies which subvert the apparently coherent and truthful world offered by Naturalistic aesthetics represent our world of mirrors more faithfully. At the same time, the type of deconstructive acting that is derived from anti-illusionistic playtexts usually exploits the specificity of stage-language more distinctively than the forms of characterization encountered in Naturalistic drama. The power of deconstructive theatrical conventions becomes especially significant in the work of playwrights writing from the marginal position of the migrant and the postcolonial. In the vast landscape of contemporary theatres in English, a case in point is presented by the Afro-Caribbean playwright Edgar Nkosi White, whose extensive dramatic oeuvre theatricalizes the phenomenon of racial oppression from varied angles and using differentiated stage-codes. This article will look at the inscription of anti-illusionistic actoral devices in his plays with the aim of finding out in what ways they express and help to cope with aspects of individual and collective oppression. More generally, it will also attempt to demonstrate the validity of the decontructive mode not only as a performative code to stage the conflicts of our time, but also as an empowering vehicle for actors and spectators alike.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherFacultat de Filologia, Universitat de Barcelona.ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: http://www.publicacions.ub.es/revistes/bells15/documentos/76.pdfca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofBells: Barcelona English language and literature studies, 2006, vol. 15ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Facultat de Filologia, Universitat de Barcelona, 2006ca_ES
dc.subjectWhite, Edgar Nkosica_ES
dc.subjectTeatre -- S. XXca_ES
dc.titleBodies that Question : Anti-Illusionistic Acting in Edgar Nkosi White's Theatreca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec009697
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES


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