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.

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