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Performing the Microscopic: Beyond Eye and Brain

Alex Mermikides

Dr Alex Mermikides is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, London, UK. Her research interest is in contemporary performance-making and she is co-editor of Devising in Process (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performance and the Medical Body

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter examines contemporary performances that seek to represent the microscopic aspects of the human body: those ‘objects and functions of the human body that the eye and brain cannot straightforwardly comprehend’ ( Ede...

The Appliance of Science

Alex Mermikides

Dr Alex Mermikides is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, London, UK. Her research interest is in contemporary performance-making and she is co-editor of Devising in Process (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Dramaturgy : International Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014

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... In 2004, the sound composer (Milton Mermikides) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), ‘a deadly disease for which the best availabletherapy is only available to a fraction of patients and is itself potentially lethal’....

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Alex Mermikides

Dr Alex Mermikides is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, London, UK. Her research interest is in contemporary performance-making and she is co-editor of Devising in Process (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gianna Bouchard

Dr Gianna Bouchard is Principal Lecturer in Drama at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her research focuses on contemporary theatre and performance in relation to medical science, live art, critical theory and feminist practice. Her work has been published in Performance Research, Contemporary Theatre Review and various edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performance and the Medical Body

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... Mermikides provides insight into the difficulties of performing ‘microscopic anatomies’ in a variety of contexts and examples. As van Dijck argues: ‘Imaging technologies claim to make the body transparent, yet their ubiquitous use renders...