Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, ...
Author: Tracy C. Davis
Category: Performing Arts
Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and the meanings associated with and generated by them.
Men desired to see women on stage , and poor women viewed acting as a
shortcut to wealth and fame.5 Feminist scholars of the European and American
theater now concur that actresses were extraordinary working women ,
competing with ...
Through a series of biographical sketches of female performers and managers, Dudden provides a discussion of the conflicted messages conveyed by the early theatre about what it meant to be a woman.
Author: Faye E. Dudden
Publisher: Yale University Press
Through a series of biographical sketches of female performers and managers, Dudden provides a discussion of the conflicted messages conveyed by the early theatre about what it meant to be a woman. It both showed women as sex objects and provided opportunities for careers.
The element of sexual danger — i . e . danger to their “ purity ” — made
respectability particularly difficult for actresses to ... After the Theatre Licensing
Act of 1843 , opportunities for women ' s employment expanded , but that
expansion still left ...
ACTRESSES AS WORKING WOMEN : THEIR Among the topics the book
addresses are SOCIAL IDENTITY IN VICTORIAN CULTURE career and
motherhood , race , culture , sexTracy C Davis uality and the magic of
Actresses on the other hand , lived and worked beyond the boundaries of
propriety . Victorians were deeply suspicious of women whose livelihood
depended on skills of deception and dissembling , and the circumstances of actresses work ...
Corbett ' s work supplements Tracy C . Davis ' s Actresses as Working Women :
Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture ( 1991 ) , which is an invaluable survey
of social and labor history , working conditions , the demography of the ...
Tracy C. Davis . Actresses as Working Women : Their Social Identity in Victorian
Culture . Gender and Performance . Tracy C. Davis and Susan Bassnett , series
editors . New York : Routledge , 1991. xvi + 200 pp .; ill . ISBN 0-415-05652-7 ( cl
She considers a stage career but is hindered by her lack of formal training . 48
Baron Egon ... For a sociohistorical treatment of actresses see : Tracy C. Davis , Actresses as Working Women ( New York : Routledge , 1992 ) . Available as well
From June 17 - 18 , 1928 , Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly across
the Atlantic ( with two other pilots ) in the ... For a recent sociohistorical treatment
of actresses , see : Tracy C . Davis , Actresses as Working Women ( New York ...
Author: Sandra L. Singer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
In their lifetime, Hedwig Dohm (1831-1919) and Helene Bohlau (1856-1940) earned the praise of women's rights activists such as Minna Cauer and Helene Stocker for their contributions to modern women's literature. Dohm engaged in debates on the women's movement with Lou Andreas-Salome, Ellen Key, and Laura Marholm. Bohlau shocked the reading public with her novel "Halbtier ," in which a woman triumphs after killing an abusive man. On the other hand, Isolde Kurz (1853-1944), who distanced herself from the women's movement, seems the odd woman out. Yet boundaries among these writers are more fluid than expected, especially in their portrayals of sexuality and spirituality."
... Lesley Ferris ' s Acting Women : Images of Women in Theatre ( 1990 ) , Tracy C
. Davis ' s Actresses as Working Women : Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture
( 1991 ) , and The New Woman and Her Sisters : Feminism and Theatre 1850 ...
Women's attempts to control their worklives and to assert their agency and
independence by terminating employment that they no longer found ... In certain
respects , the status of actress was the highest working women could hope to
Author: Douglas G. Baird
Publisher: Foundation Press
In this offering, the editors are joined by other leading contracts scholars in placing the major cases in contract law in their historical and cultural context. Each of the 11 short and readily accessible chapters provides newly uncovered facts about and insights into the cases that lie at the core of the first-year contracts class. Long-standing puzzles are answered and these answers in turn are linked to the larger political and social forces at work, demonstrating how these forces have shaped the evolution of contract law.
Differences in portrayals of working women begin to emerge as one reads
articles for or about working women in Cosmopolitan , Glamour and Good
Housekeeping . The focus on celebrities and fashion becomes apparent in
The feeling in Hollywood is , rightly or wrongly , that women don't open movies
the way men do . " Actresses have always had a tougher time climbing the ladder
. Kate Winslet earned an Academy Award nomination for Titanic , but it was her ...
29 The collective experience of the women involved in The First Actress is clearly
one of its production points . ... Tracy C . Davis , Actresses as Working Women :
Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture ( London : Routledge , 1991 ) , 69 . 13 .
Author: Karen Louise Laughlin
Category: Social Science
Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics joins in the ongoing debate about feminist aesthetics by asking how the politics and practice of feminism have changed the face of the theatre and might continue to do so. Reflecting the diversity of modern feminism, the sixteen essays collected in this volume are themselves diverse - both in their approaches and in the aspects of theatre practice they address. Along with comments on the work of familiar figures such as Caryl Churchill, Marsha Norman, and Lorraine Hansberry, they acknowledge less frequently-heard voices of a wide range of playwrights, theatre groups, directors, designers, and performers, including the Theatre Experimental de Montreal, Caribbean playwright Simone Schwarz-Bart, and Russian playwright Zinaida Gippius, as well as directors Joan Littlewood and Buzz Goodbody. The aim is not to create a new canon of feminist theatre practitioners but rather to broaden our perspective on the many facets of feminist theory appropriated, tested, or invented in the theatre. These essays extend, reinforce, and often challenge one another in their views of the possibility or even the desirability of articulating feminist aesthetics conceived as such. The explorations of theatrical questions as well as specific productions make the volume a valuable source book for directors, designers, and other theatre practitioners. While recognizing that feminism's relationship to established theatre institutions remains precarious, the essays in Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics provide ample evidence that feminism has already had an impact on the theatre. And they demonstrate the potential of theatre - as a form of feminist practice - to embody questions of gender, race, and class, and to open up spaces where multiplicity and diversity can be affirmed.
That so many women attended indicated that the actresses had already in large
measure been converted to the cause ... This was because so many militants
were arrested and imprisoned and as , in the main , actresses were working women ...
With an innovative organisation mimicking the stages of an actress’s life and career, the volume draws on new archival research and plentiful illustrations to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the women as they toured both ...
Author: Janice Norwood
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Victorian touring actresses brings new attention to women’s experience of working in nineteenth-century theatre by focusing on a diverse group of largely forgotten ‘mid-tier’ performers, rather than the usual celebrity figures. It examines how actresses responded to changing political, economic and social circumstances and how the women were themselves agents of change. Their histories reveal dynamic patterns of activity within the theatrical industry and expose its relationship to wider Victorian culture. With an innovative organisation mimicking the stages of an actress’s life and career, the volume draws on new archival research and plentiful illustrations to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the women as they toured both within the UK and further afield in North America and Australasia. It will appeal to students and researchers in theatre and performance history, Victorian studies, gender studies and transatlantic studies.
Author: Association of College and Research LibrariesPublish On: 1997
Author: Association of College and Research Libraries
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
Category: Social Science
This is a collection of reviews, that appeared in CHOICE magazine, of over 2,000 women's studies titles. Arranged alphabetically by subject matter, using the editor's classifications, each entry reprints the text of the original review, gives bibliographic data and indicates readership level.
Case , Sue - Ellen , Feminism and Theatre ( London : Macmillan , 1988 ) . Cockin
, Katharine , The Pioneer Players : From Women ' s Suffrage to Art Theatre ,
forthcoming ( Basingstoke : Macmillan , 1998 ) . Davis , Tracy , Actresses as Working ...
Author: Katharine Cockin
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This biography explores the life of a person who was neglected as a woman, a lesbian, a theatrical figure and committed activist for women's suffrage.