Trans(per)Forming Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work (Paperback)

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By Judith Rudakoff (Editor)
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Transgendered playwright, performer, columnist, and sex worker Nina Arsenault has undergone more than sixty plastic surgeries in pursuit of a feminine beauty ideal. In TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault, Judith Rudakoff brings together a diverse group of contributors, including artists, scholars, and Arsenault herself to offer an exploration of beauty, image, and the notion of queerness through the lens of Arsenault's highly personal brand of performance art.Illustrated throughout with photographs of the artist's transformation over the years and demonstrating her diversity of personae, this volume contributes to a deepening of our understanding of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be beautiful. Also included in this volume is the full script of Arsenault's critically acclaimed stage play, The Silicone Diaries.

About the Author

Judith Rudakoff is professor of theatre at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She is an award-winning dramaturge and coauthor of Between the Lines: The Process of Dramaturgy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841505718
ISBN-10: 1841505714
Publisher: Intellect (UK)
Publication Date: June 15th, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English