Ball & other funny stories about cancer


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Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique collection of performances about illness and the changing body over time.

Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel’s monologue performances from 2001- 2011, this collection challenges the inspirational stories of survivors and martyrs that have come before, infusing the ‘cancer story’ with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open.
Published together for the first time, this collection of performances goes beyond the chemotherapy to include reflections on politics, sexuality and gender, providing cancer and cancer narratives with a much-deserved kick in the ball(s).

To buy this book with Brian Lobel’s DVD ‘CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER’ for the special offer price of £20 go here.

Brian Lobel creates performances about bodies and how they are watched, policed, poked, prodded, and loved by others. The New York-born, London-based Lobel has shown work internationally in a range of contexts, from medical schools to galleries, cabarets to museums, marketplaces to forests, blending provocative humor with insightful reflection. For more information:

Oberon Modern Plays, 2012. 88 pages, black and white. 21cm x 13cm.

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Weight 225.0 kg