This volume includes scripts and essays about performances of the lives of women such as Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe and Anais Nin, which consider issues that arise when a woman represents another woman's life. In the second section, seven performers tell their own stories, engaging issues of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, loss of parent, disability, life and death. The book highlights issues of representation, identitiy and staging in autobiographical performance. It examines the links between theory and criticism of women's autobiography, feminist performance theory and performance practice.
Lynn C. Miller is professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of a novel, The Fool's Journey, and coeditor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography.