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Cyborg theatre: corporeal/technological intersections in multimedia performance

Cyborg theatre: corporeal/technological intersections in multimedia performance

Parker-Starbuck, Jennifer

This text articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre', integrating on-stage bodies with the technologised, digitised, or mediatised, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers many examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
ISBN: 0230245838, 9780230245839
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Multimedia; Experimental theater Technological innovations.; Technological innovations; Internet; Performing arts; Virtual reality in art.; Performing Arts.; Theatre
Series Title: Performance interventions.


  1. List of Illustrations Acknowledgements  Preface: Remembering Introduction: Why Cyborg Theatre? Backspace: Historical/Theoretical Intersections Shifting the Balance: "Abject" Bodies "Object" of Control: Framing the Fragments Entering the View: Triangulating "Subject" Bodies Conclusion: Remembering Bodies, Becoming-Cyborg Bibliography Index


"With Cyborg Theatre, Parker-Starbuck has created a rigorous and engaging resource for scholars, practitioners, pedagogues, and students of multimedia performance... [The book provides] a valuable model of performance studies scholarship that can serve to guide future investigations of cyborg performance." - Elise Morrison, Contemporary Theatre Review

"Cyborg Theatre is essential reading for all those interested in the complex and multiple intertwinings between bodies and technologies, in theatre and performance, and in life overall, in an environment within which technology claims increasing degrees of agency." - Maria Chatzichristodoulou, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media