Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century

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Jo Bonney
Theatre Communications Group, 2000 - Drama - 423 pages
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Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century, edited by director Jo Bonney, features the work of 42 solo artists spanning the century-from Beatrice Herford in 1869 to Dawn Akemi Saito in 1994. Each artists' work is introduced by a journalist, artist, critic, agent, producer or educator who is intimately familiar with the material and its links to other forms such as vaudeville, theatre, cabaret, music, standup comedy, poetry, the visual arts and dance. In Bonney's words, "This anthology documents a part of our literary/stage history and offers the possibility of its being appreciated in a new context, for a new generation."

Includes work by Beatrice Herford, Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Ruth Draper, Lord Buckley, Brother Theodore, Lenny Bruce, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, Andy Kaufman, Ethyl Eichelberger, Laurie Anderson, Rachel Rosenthal, Spalding Gray, Eric Bogosian, Jessica Hagedorn, Diamanda Galás, Ann Magnuson, Rhodessa Jones, Tim Miller, John O'Keefe, Anna Deavere Smith, Danitra Vance, David Cale, Whoopi Goldberg, John Fleck, Reno, Heather Woodbury, Robbie McCauley, Lisa Kron, Brenda Wong Aoki, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Holly Hughes, Luis Alfaro, John Leguizamo, Josh Kornbluth, Deb Margolin, Roger Guenveur Smith, Anne Galjour, Danny Hoch, Marga Gomez, Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan, Dael Orlandersmith and Dawn Akemi Saito.

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Extreme exposure: an anthology of solo performance texts from the twentieth century

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Performance art can be traced back to the tradition of the "Griot" (African oral historian), Greek monologists, and medieval traveling minstrels. Solo performers all have a story to tell and in so ... Read full review

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This book is a good introduction to the subject (solo monologue performance) -but not all inclusive or even close to definitive. 90% of the subjects in this book are from post 1970's (granted-there ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Bonney has directed several performance works and plays. She is associate artistic director of New York's New Group.

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