© 2016

Queer Dramaturgies

International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer

  • Alyson Campbell
  • Stephen Farrier
Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the Contemporary Performance InterActions book series (CPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Queer Dramaturgies

    1. Alyson Campbell, Stephen Farrier
      Pages 1-26
  3. Queer Notions of Nation

  4. Queer Returns: Locating Queer Temporalities

  5. Queer Movements: Home and Away

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-261
    2. Nando Messias
      Pages 279-292

About this book


This international collection of essays forms a vibrant picture of the scope and diversity of contemporary queer performance. Ranging across cabaret, performance art, the performativity of film, drag and script-based theatre it unravels the dynamic relationship performance has with queerness as it is presented in local and transnational contexts.


Queer theatre and performance contemporary performance LGBTQ performance international performance drag performance drama film stage theatre

Editors and affiliations

  • Alyson Campbell
    • 1
  • Stephen Farrier
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Central School of Speech and DramaLondonUK

About the editors

Mojisola Adebayo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Alyson Campbell, University of Melbourne, Australia. Cüneyt Çak?rlar, Nottingham Trent University, UK. T.L. Cowan, The New School, New York City, USA.  Sean F. Edgecomb, City University of New York, USA. João Florêncio, University of Exeter, UK.  Stephen Greer, University of Glasgow, Scotland Deirdre Heddon, University of Glasgow, UK. R. Justin Hunt, University of Lincoln, UK. Amahl Khouri, Lebanese American University, Lebanon Bryce Lease, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Nando Messias, Theo Adams Company, UK. Tim Miller, Independent Performer, USA. Sarah Mullan, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Lazlo Pearlman, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Eliza Steinbock, Leiden University, The Netherlands Fintan Walsh, Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Melissa Wansin Wong is, City University of New York, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Queer Dramaturgies
  • Book Subtitle International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer
  • Editors Alyson Campbell
    Stephen Farrier
  • Series Title Contemporary Performance InterActions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-41183-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-57028-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-41184-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 363
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Performing Arts
    Theatre History
    Theatre and Performance Studies


“Queer Dramaturgies brings together a collection of essays, by both up-and-coming and established queer scholars, specializing in the study of the live experience of queer performances rather than textual or abstract theoretical analysis. … Queer Dramaturgies delivers a fresh smattering of essays valuable to queer studies, performance studies, and any amalgam of the two.” (Helen Deborah Lewis, Studies in Theatre and Performance, August, 2016)

“Alyson Campbell and Stephen Farrier bring together the work of international performance scholars and makers in a meticulously edited and necessary volume which offers productive new ways of identifying, historicizing, theorizing, and analyzing what makes dramaturgy queer. … The volume thus offers a vibrant look at the scope and diversity of contemporary queer performance, providing an accessible book and inspiration for undergraduates, and a reminder for more experienced performance scholars and makers about why queer performance matters.” (Francisco Costa, New Theatre Quarterly, July, 2016)