This incisive and thoughtful new title in the Theatre And series confronts the difficult relationship between theatre and cancer. It explores representations of cancer in fictional worlds and autobiographical performances while also highlighting work that reimagines and reinvigorates the genre of ‘Cancer Performance’. Challenging conventional narratives which rely on the binary of tragedy versus survival, Brian Lobel argues for an alternative approach to understanding cancer in relation to theatre.
Concise yet thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Performance and Disability studies.
Brian Lobel is a performer and researcher, currently working as Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. He is a former Reader in Theatre at University of Chichester, UK, and Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. He has been creating work about cancer, illness and disability for over a decade, touring and working with medical students, doctors, patients groups and the wider public throughout the world.
Red Globe Press, 2019. 86 pages, paperback.