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Performing Exile, Performing Self

Drama, Theatre, Film

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Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

About this book


This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.


communication drama film Image theatre

About the authors

YANA MEERZON Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests are in theater and drama theory. Her book The Path of a Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics was published in 2005. Her latest publication is a collection of articles (co-edited with Silvija Jestrovic) Performance, Exile and 'America', November 2009, Palgrave.

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