In Unmaking Mimesis Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theatre and performance. She combines psychoanalytic, semiotic and materialist strategies with readings of selected plays by writers as diverse as Ibsen, Brecht, Aphra Behn, Caryl Churchill and Peggy Shaw.
Through a series of provocative readings of theatre, theory and feminist performance she demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today.
Unmaking Mimesis will interest theatre scholars and performance and cultural theorists, for all of whom issues of text, representation and embodiment are of compelling concern.
Elin Diamond is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. Editor of Performance and Cultural Politics (Routledge) and author of Pinter's Comic Play, Elin Diamond has also published widely in a variety of performance journals.
'... a dense and rich book, which will greatly reward its readers' closest attention.' - Theatre Research Journal, 1998