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Stacy Lienemann <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:34:08 -0500
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Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

A new view of how the stage is home to ghosts.

GHOSTS: Death¹s Double and the Phenomena of Theatre
Alice Rayner
University of Minnesota Press | 256 pages | 2006
ISBN 0-8166-4544-2 | hardcover | $67.50
ISBN 0-8166-4545-0 | paperback | $22.50

Alice Rayner examines theatre as a memorial practice that is haunted by the
presence of loss, looking at how aspects of stagecraft turn familiar
elements into something uncanny. Citing examples from the works of
Shakespeare, Beckett, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as the films Vertigo,
Gaslight, and The Sixth Sense, Rayner describes time as it is employed by
theatre with multiple facets of presence, duration, and passage.

³Alice Rayner takes a concept that has been floating around for a
while‹theatre as a 'haunting' or a 'ghosting'‹and works through it to a
degree that no one has before.²  ‹Jon Erickson

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book¹s

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