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The Pain of ‘Specimenhood’

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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... standards in biomedical practice, UK civil legislation followed the Bristol and Alder Hey organ retention inquiries with the revised Human Tissue Act of 2004’ (Bouchard, 2012, 100–101). This law ‘sought to clarify the regulation of biological...

Introduction

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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3

... company, Clod Ensemble. Bouchard offers an academic analysis of their piece Under Glass by engaging a particular medical concept and then using it to think through and about the performance. It reflects on the work seen, after the bodies have...