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posted on 13.11.2019, 06:06 authored by JAIME GERMAN DORNER ALVAREZ
This practice-based research project investigates how catharsis comes to operate in the actor, in an autobiographical solo performance. Specifically, this research analyses the possibilities that liminality offers for the subversion of cultural paradigms, specifically for the concept of macho. This research claims that in a solo autobiographical theatre performance, the subversion of cultural paradigms happens at the crux between liminality and catharsis, and that by exploring the interplay between these, performance can subvert a cultural paradigm such as macho.

History

Principal supervisor

Jane Griffiths

Additional supervisor 1

Stacy Holman -Jones

Additional supervisor 2

Janette Simmonds

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Centre for Theatre and Performance

Course

Doctor of Philosophy (Theatre Performance)

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia