Performing Narrative


narration, ‘denarration’, fracture and absence in contemporary performance practice

Edited by Dave Shirley and Jane Turner



What accounts for theatre’s ongoing fascination with narrative?

What is the relationship between narrative and contemporary performance?

Through discussion and analysis of various approaches to contemporary performance practice, Performing Narrative offers an intriguing investigation of some of the complexities of working with narrative in a poststructuralist, post-dramatic context. Identifying some of the challenges of working with traditional narrative structures, the collection also draws attention to our innate need to use stories and performance as a means of locating ourselves – artistically, historically, politically and socially.

David Shirley is a Principal Lecturer in the Manchester School of Theatre and Jane Turner is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Arts, both at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Weight 0.33 kg