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Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Centuryby Jo Bonney
Synopses & Reviews
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.
An historic collection of performance texts from major writer/artists over the past 50 years.
"Telling Tales" presents extensive excerpts from the works of more than 50 solo writer/performers, as well as prefatory material that situates their efforts in historical context.
Table of Contents
Beatrice Herford / introduction by Linda Sue Long — Jackie "Moms" Mabley / introduction by Elsie A. Williams — Ruth Draper / introduction by David Kaplan and Patricia Norcia — Lord Buckley / introduction by Richard Buckley, Jr. — Brother Theodore / introduction by Jon Kalish — Lenny Bruce / introduction by Nat Hentoff — Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner / introduction by Marilyn French — Andy Kaufman / introduction by Steve Bodow — Ethyl Eichelberger / introduction by Joe E. Jeffreys — Laurie Anderson / introduction by Roselee Goldberg — Rachel Rosenthal / introduction by Moira Roth — Spalding Gray / introduction by James Leverett — Eric Bogosian / introduction by Michael Feingold — Jessica Hagedorn / introduction by Han Ong — Diamanda Galâas / introduction by Michael Flanagan — Ann Magnuson / introduction by Kestutis — Rhodessa Jones / introduction by Evelyn C. White — Tim Miller / introduction by Ken Foster — John O'Keefe / introduction by Mark Russell — Anna Deavere Smith / introduction by Lani Guinier — Danitra Vance / introduction by George C. Wolfe — David Cale / introduction by Stephen Holden — Whoopi Goldberg / introduction by Fred Zollo — John Fleck / introduction by Ryan Hill — Reno / introduction by Ellie Covan — Heather Woodbury / introduction by Marcia Farquhar — Robbie McCauley / introduction by Vivian Patraka — Lisa Kron / introduction by Peggy Phelan — Brenda Wong Aoki / introduction by Robert Hurwitt — Guillermo Gâomez-Peäna / introduction by Lisa Wolford — Holly Hughes / introduction by C. Carr — Luis Alfaro / introduction by Morgan Jenness — John Leguizamo / introduction by Gregory Mosher — Josh Kornbluth / introduction by Scott Rosenberg — Deb Margolin / introduction by Lynda Hart — Roger Guenveur Smith / introduction by Margo Jefferson — Anne Galjour / introduction by Steven Winn — Danny Hoch / introduction by Laurie Stone — Marga Gomez / introduction by David Româan — Mike Albo and Virgina Heffernan / introduction by Alissa Quart — Dael Orlandersmith / introduction by Peter Askin — Dawn Akemi Saito / introduction by Charles Mee.
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