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Transforming women's lives: Bobby Baker's performances of Daily Life

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Journal publication date02/2000
JournalNew Theatre Quarterly
Journal number1
Volume16
Number of pages9
Pages17-25
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In an earlier issue of New Theatre Quarterly, NTQ55 (August 1998), Marcia Blumberg examined the setting of the kitchen in performances by Bobby Baker and Jeanne Goosen, arguing for the 'transitional and transgressive' possibilities of this domesticum-performance space. Here, Elaine Aston returns to the 'kitchen' in Bobby Baker's performances of 'daily life.' The article examines Baker's 'language' of food which 'speaks' of domesticity, and her conjunction of comic playing and the hysterical marking of the body, to show how her performance work constitutes an angry, feminist protest at the lack of social transformation in women's lives.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=NTQ The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, New Theatre Quarterly 16 (1), pp 17-25 2000, © 2000 Cambridge University Press.