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dc.contributor.authorBernstein, Robin M
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-19T17:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2013-07-03T13:33:29-04:00
dc.identifier.citationBernstein, Robin. 2012. Toward the integration of theatre history and affect studies: shame and the rude mechs’s The Method Gun. Theatre Journal 64(2): 213-230.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0192-2882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11718219
dc.description.abstractAs affect studies has become increasingly central to performance studies and many other fields, a question has emerged: How can one historicize affect? This essay forges one answer through analysis of The Method Gun, a 2008 avant-garde theatrical piece created by the Austin-based company the Rude Mechs. The Method Gun simultaneously archives actors’ historically specific feelings of shame, and reveals shame as a motor that powers much contemporary theatre. The Method Gun singles out method-based realism as a site of special intensity in the production of shame. Because method-based realism is historically and geographically located and because shame is increasingly central to affect studies (and especially queer affect studies), method acting presents an extraordinary opportunity to historicize affect. Modern theatre history, then, is vital to the transdisciplinary project of thinking historically about affect.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAfrican and African American Studiesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1353/tj.2012.0037en_US
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dc.titleToward the Integration of Theatre History and Affect Studies: Shame and the Rude Mechs’s The Method Gunen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-07-03T17:33:55Z
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.rights.holderRobin Bernstein
dc.relation.journalTheatre Journalen_US
dash.depositing.authorBernstein, Robin M
dc.date.available2014-02-19T17:33:07Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/tj.2012.0037*
workflow.legacycommentsIn QSDB. FLAG3 Emailed Author 12/11/13en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBernstein, Robin


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