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dc.contributor.authorDingwall-Jones, Christopher
dc.identifier.citationDingwall-Jones, C. (2013). Representational tactics: approaching two Scottish performances of mental illness through the work of Michel de Certeau. Scottish Journal of Performance, 1(1), pp. 11-30.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article uses the ideas of ‘strategy’ and ‘tactics’ drawn from Michel de Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life in order to examine two specific Scottish performances and determine their conception of mental illness, their approach to performance, and how these performances relate to the structures surrounding them. The first, The Wonderful World of Dissocia, was written by Anthony Neilson, premièred at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2004, and was directly supported by the Scottish Executive’s National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well Being. The second, Does Anyone Know, is a short film resulting from work with prisoners with mental health problems in the High Dependency Unit at HMP Edinburgh by the charity Theatre NEMO, and includes performances by prisoners themselves. Taken together, these performances give some sense of the contingent position of performances of mental illness, the ways in which actors, writers, and service users act within the structures of theatres, prisons, and hospitals, to work around and within the ‘strategies’ which constitute psychiatric discourse.en_US
dc.publisherThe Royal Conservatoire of Scotlanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofScottish Journal of Performanceen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.subjectMental illnessen_US
dc.subjectTheatre NEMOen_US
dc.subjectAnthony Neilsonen_US
dc.subjectMichel de Certeau,en_US
dc.subject.lcshPerforming arts--Researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshPerforming arts--Research--Scotland
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures--Researchen
dc.titleRepresentational tactics: approaching two Scottish performances of mental illness through the work of Michel de Certeauen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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dc.statusPeer revieweden_US

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