Actresses as Working Women

Actresses as Working Women

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134934478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

City of Working Women

City of Working Women

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 ...

Author: Weikun Cheng

Publisher: University of California Inst of East

ISBN: UIUC:30112108510022

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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Categories: Social Science

Women in the American Theatre

Women in the American Theatre

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

ISBN: 0300070586

Category: History

Page: 260

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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.
Categories: History

Victorian Bohemias

Victorian Bohemias

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 ...

Author: April Amber Bullock

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014709932

Category: Bohemianism

Page: 702

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Categories: Bohemianism

New Statesman Society

New Statesman Society

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
performance .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556021787718

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

The Paradox of the Actress

The Paradox of the Actress

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 ...

Author: Robyn Leigh Quick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043227894

Category:

Page:

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Victorian Literature and Culture

Victorian Literature and Culture

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 ...

Author: John Maynard

Publisher:

ISBN: 0404642233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History

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
) ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002442395

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

Resistance and Agency of the Female Subject in the Fictional Works of Hedwig Dohm Isolde Kurz and Helene B hlau

Resistance and Agency of the Female Subject in the Fictional Works of Hedwig Dohm  Isolde Kurz  and Helene B  hlau

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
 ...

Author: Sandra L. Singer

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098585268

Category:

Page: 848

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Categories:

Free Soul Free Woman

Free Soul  Free Woman

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

ISBN: UVA:X002647380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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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."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

... 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 ...

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073515077

Category: History, Modern

Page:

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Categories: History, Modern

Contracts Stories

Contracts Stories

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
attain .

Author: Douglas G. Baird

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063800481

Category: Law

Page: 362

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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.
Categories: Law

Media Report to Women

Media Report to Women

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
Cosmopolitan .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017810760

Category: Mass media

Page:

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Categories: Mass media

Working Woman

Working Woman

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015295667

Category: Women

Page:

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Categories: Women

Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics

Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014161928

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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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.
Categories: Social Science

How the Vote was Won and Other Suffragette Plays

How the Vote was Won  and Other Suffragette Plays

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 ...

Author: Dale Spender

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: UCSC:32106007417998

Category: Drama

Page: 154

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Categories: Drama

Victorian touring actresses

Victorian touring actresses

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

ISBN: 9781526133342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Choice Reviews in Women s Studies 1990 96

Choice Reviews in Women s Studies  1990 96

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: UOM:49015002881879

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Edith Craig 1869 1947

Edith Craig  1869 1947

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

ISBN: UOM:39015039924421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 164

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography