Staging Ageing

Theatre, Performance and the Narrative of Decline

Michael Mangan

Michael Mangan

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

220 pages | 8 halftones | 7 x 9
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781783200139 Published January 2014
How can plays and performances, past and present, inform our understanding of ageing? Drawing primarily on the Western dramatic canon, on contemporary British theater, on popular culture, and on paratheatrical practices, Staging Ageing investigates theatrical engagement with ageing from the Greek chorus to Reminiscence Theater. It also explores the relationship of the plays, performances, and practices to the material, social, and ideological conditions that produced them. A seminal work on the cultural past and present of ageing, the book will find grateful audiences not only among scholars but also among theater and health care professionals.
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