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Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1753-5190
  • E-ISSN: 1753-5204


Exploring the research, devising and writing processes of Third Angel's theatre piece : a one-man show, devised and written by over 40 people. I asked men, What would you call the chapters in the unwritten book of your life story? My friend Annie says, What I like about it most is that I can see the ghosts of the other men on stage the men who aren't in it.

Recently I've been thinking about as an act of ghostwriting. isn't verbatim theatre. I retell other men's stories in my own words, to my own ends; casting the audience as the protagonist. They combine to create an (auto)biography made up of chapters from many men's lives; an overall narrative of life experiences that speaks to me. That speaks, I think, me, somehow. I tell their stories, as your stories, in order to tell my own.


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Keyword(s): autobiography; biography; devising; The Lad Lit Project; Third Angel
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