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Staging Discomfort: Performance and Queerness in Contemporary Cuba

Bretton White


Staging Discomfort examines how queer bodies are theatrically represented on the Cuban stage in order to re-evaluate the role of categorization as one of the state’s primary revolutionary tools. These performances concentrate on an aesthetics of fluidity, and thus upset traditional understandings of performer and spectator, and what constitutes the ideal Cuban citizenry. New affective modes are produced when performing bodies highlight—often in uncomfortably intimate, grotesque, or raw ways—the unavoidability of spectators’ bodies, and their capacity for queerness. Here the imagining of new co ... More

Keywords: theater, affective, queer, spectator, bodies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401544
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bretton White, author
Colby College

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