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Transforming women's lives:Bobby Baker's performances of Daily Life

Aston, Elaine (2000) Transforming women's lives:Bobby Baker's performances of Daily Life. New Theatre Quarterly, 16 (1). pp. 17-25. ISSN 0266-464X

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    In an earlier issue of New Theatre Quarterly, NTQ55 (August 1998), Marcia Blumberg examined the setting of the kitchen in performances by Bobby Baker and Jeanne Goosen, arguing for the 'transitional and transgressive' possibilities of this domesticum-performance space. Here, Elaine Aston returns to the 'kitchen' in Bobby Baker's performances of 'daily life.' The article examines Baker's 'language' of food which 'speaks' of domesticity, and her conjunction of comic playing and the hysterical marking of the body, to show how her performance work constitutes an angry, feminist protest at the lack of social transformation in women's lives.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: New Theatre Quarterly
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, New Theatre Quarterly 16 (1), pp 17-25 2000, © 2000 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 24354
    Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
    Deposited On: 09 Mar 2009 14:02
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 00:34
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