Synopses & Reviews
As a companion collection to Theatres of Affect
, Once More, With Feeling
celebrates and interrogates the variable experiences of affecting theatre in Canada.
This anthology brings together plays that highlight different types of affective experiencethematically in their content, dramaturgically in their structure, or technically in their production. They focus on how theatre uses a range of feeling-technologies, including plot, characterization, special effects, and verbatim dialogue, to produce moving moments in performance and to elicit affective responses in audiences.
Six new plays that highlight different types of affective experience: in thematic content, dramaturgical structure, or technical production.
These plays, five of which are previously unpublished in English, highlight how theatre uses a range of feeling-technologies, including plot, characterization, special effects, and verbatim dialogue to produce moving moments in performance and to elicit affective responses in audiences. Includes: Bliss, Rage, The Glass Box, Nanay, The Salon Automaton and Spine.
About the Author
Erin Hurley is a director of undergraduate studies and an associate professor in the Department of English at McGill University. Her teaching and research areas focus on Québécois theatre and cultural performance, national performatives, theatre historiography, performance studies, dramatic theory, twentieth-century theatre, and feminist and LGBTQ theatre. Erin has won several awards for her work, including the Pierre Savard Award and the Ann Saddlemyer Award.