Feminism and Theatre

Feminism and Theatre

This classic study is both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre.

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136735134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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This classic study is both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134882250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre. In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including: * Feminism and theatre history * `M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre * Black women: shaping feminist theatre * Performing gender: a materialist practice * Colonial landscapes Feminist thought is changing the way theatre is taught and practised. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminist Theatre Practice A Handbook

Feminist Theatre Practice  A Handbook

Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into three clear and instructive parts: * ...

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134771509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook is a helpful, practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing gender. Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into three clear and instructive parts: * Women in the Workshop * Dramatic Texts, Feminist Contexts * Gender and Devising Projects. Orientated around the classroom/workshop, Handbook of Feminist Theatre Practice encompasses the main elements of feminist theatre, both practical or theoretical.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and Feminism

Theatre and Feminism

Theatre & Feminism tells the story of the movement known as feminist performance theory.

Author: Kim Solga

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137463012

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

View: 320

Theatre & Feminism tells the story of the movement known as feminist performance theory. It explores key debates from its 40-year history, engages with the work of groundbreaking thinkers including Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Peggy Phelan and Elaine Aston, and includes case studies of recent performances by established and emerging feminist artists.
Categories: Social Science

Performing Feminisms

Performing Feminisms

This pioneering work uses feminist critical theory, as it has been applied to fiction and the cinema, to explore dramatic texts and performances.

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801839696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 352

A valuable, provoking, important addition to any theatre scholar or practitioner's library, especially since feminist theory is a relative newcomer to the world of theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

A much-needed analysis of the development of feminist theatre in different cultures and on several continents in the past quarter-century.

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134906963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 440

Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a major evaluation of the forms feminism has taken in the theatre since 1968. Lizbeth Goodman provides a provocative and interdisciplinary study of the development of feminist theatres in Britain. She examines the treatment of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality, language and power in performance. Based on original research and fresh data, Contemporary Feminst Theatres is a fully comprehensive and admirably clear analysis of a flourishing field of practice and inquiry.
Categories: Performing Arts

Unmaking Mimesis

Unmaking Mimesis

In Unmaking Mimesis Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theatre and performance.

Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134982134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In Unmaking Mimesis Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theatre and performance. She combines psychoanalytic, semiotic and materialist strategies with readings of selected plays by writers as diverse as Ibsen, Brecht, Aphra Behn, Caryl Churchill and Peggy Shaw. Through a series of provocative readings of theatre, theory and feminist performance she demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today. Unmaking Mimesis will interest theatre scholars and performance and cultural theorists, for all of whom issues of text, representation and embodiment are of compelling concern.
Categories: Performing Arts

Restaging Feminisms

Restaging Feminisms

This book offers a re-encounter with the tripartite modelling of liberal, radical, and socialist feminisms foundational to forging feminist approaches to theatre.

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030405892

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

View: 912

Restaging Feminisms offers a re-encounter with the tripartite modelling of liberal, radical, and socialist feminisms foundational to establishing feminist approaches to theatre. This lucid account of past-present connections to the staging of feminism assesses the legacies and renewals of all three feminist dynamics as they intersect with austerity Britain, the Weinstein watershed, and the #MeToo movement. Feminist politics, concepts, and the role of affect in the making of political attachments inform an approach that values understanding feminism’s past as critical to reanimating and restaging socially progressive, feminist futures. The volume includes case studies of productions staged between 2016 and 2019: Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone; David Greig’s version of The Suppliant Women; Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia; Nina Raine’s Consent; Townsend Theatre’s We Are The Lions Mr Manager; and Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling. From an author with a pioneering and thirty-year-long commitment to the study of feminism and British theatre, Restaging Feminisms is for an intergenerational feminist-theatre readership: for those who are discovering relations between feminism and theatre for the first time and those re-encountering the feminist dynamics and their renewed resonance on the contemporary British stage.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance

This work is a unique collection of key articles on feminist theatre and performance form The Drama Review (TDR).

Author: Carol Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134844234

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

View: 489

This work is a unique collection of key articles on feminist theatre and performance form The Drama Review (TDR). Carol Martin juxtaposes theory and practice to provide an exceptionally comprehensive overview of the development of feminist theatre. This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley. It also contains full performances texts by two of the most influential and controversial practiitioners of feminist theatre: Dress Suits to Hire by Holly Hughes and The Constant State of Desire by Karen Finley. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance is an essential purchase for students of theatre studies, performance studies and women's theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

The New Woman and Her Sisters

The New Woman and Her Sisters

Examines the New Woman concept as it emerged in legitimate and popular theater, opera, film, and spectacle.

Author: Vivien Gardner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002364058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

View: 528

Examines the New Woman concept as it emerged in legitimate and popular theater, opera, film, and spectacle.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminist Futures

Feminist Futures

This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance.

Author: G. Harris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230554948

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

View: 720

This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and practitioners engaging in lively, cutting-edge debates on critical topics make this essential reading for students and scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Gender Studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminism In Modern English Drama 1892 1914

Feminism In Modern English Drama  1892 1914

Most Of Shaw S Major Plays From Widowers Houses To Pygmalion, Come Under The Purview Of The Book, While The Plays Of Contemporaries Like Pinero, Jones And Oscar Wilde Have Been Discussed To Highlight The Contrast.More Interesting Are The ...

Author: Swapan Kumar Banerjee

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126905700

Category: English drama

Page: 152

View: 558

Feminism In Modern English Drama Explores The Emergence Of The New Woman In The Plays Of Bernard Shaw, Galsworthy And Granville Barker And How Their Dominating Role Revolutionized The Modern Drama. The Emphasis Shifted From The Male Protagonist To The Unwomanly Woman Who Is Shown More As A Product Of Social, Economic And Political Interactions Than Individual Creation.The Focus Is On The Early And Middle Plays Of Bernard Shaw And The Influence Of Ibsen S Plays Has Been Given Their Rightful Place. Most Of Shaw S Major Plays From Widowers Houses To Pygmalion, Come Under The Purview Of The Book, While The Plays Of Contemporaries Like Pinero, Jones And Oscar Wilde Have Been Discussed To Highlight The Contrast.More Interesting Are The Unknown Assertive Heroines Of Galsworthy S Middle And Late Plays From The Eldest Son And The Fugitive To The Skin Game. His Women Characters Remain In Oblivion Because Hardly Any Scholar Has Bothered To Study Them. Though Granville Barker Is Well-Known As A Critic And Director Of Shakespeare S Plays, His Own Plays With The New Woman As Heroine Still Remain Little Known In The Academic Circle. In The Conclusion The Bearing Of This Early Feminism Is Shown On The Feminist Playwrights Like Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems Et Al. Of The 1980S.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove An Asset To Those Who Have Keen Interest In English Drama. In Addition, The Students, Researchers And Teachers Of English Literature Will Find It An Ideal Reference Book.
Categories: English drama

Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre

Focuses on the works of Pam Gems, Michalene Wandor, Caryl Churchill, Megan Terry, and Ntozake Shange.

Author: Helene Keyssar

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1984 (1986 printing)

ISBN: PSU:000021990168

Category: American drama

Page: 223

View: 377

Focuses on the works of Pam Gems, Michalene Wandor, Caryl Churchill, Megan Terry, and Ntozake Shange.
Categories: American drama

Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre

Author: Elizabeth Jo Natalle

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009015648

Category: American drama

Page: 155

View: 612

Categories: American drama

Dramatic Re visions

Dramatic Re visions

Throughout this book the author presents the feminist challenge to re-vision the ways we look at, teach, practice, and represent our culture.

Author: Susan M. Steadman

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041268306

Category: Reference

Page: 367

View: 170

Students and theatre practitioners should find this comprehensive bibliography a vital resource for any investigation into feminist drama, theatre and performance. Throughout this book the author presents the feminist challenge to re-vision the ways we look at, teach, practice, and represent our culture.
Categories: Reference

Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre

Focuses on the works of Pam Gems, Michalene Wandor, Caryl Churchill, Megan Terry, and Ntozake Shange.

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349176816

Category:

Page: 223

View: 480

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Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics

Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics

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.

Author: Kathleen Laughlin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014161928

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 302

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

Feminist Theaters in the U S A

Feminist Theaters in the U S A

In this informative book the author interviews over 30 women who took part in the dynamic feminist theatre of the 1970s and 1980s, providing firt-hand accounts of the excitement, struggles and innovations which formed their experience.

Author: Charlotte Canning

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041509805X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

View: 147

In this informative book the author interviews over 30 women who took part in the dynamic feminist theatre of the 1970s and 1980s, providing firt-hand accounts of the excitement, struggles and innovations which formed their experience.
Categories: Performing Arts

Taking Center Stage

Taking Center Stage

A successor to Brown's 1979 Feminist drama, analyzes ten recent feminist plays in terms of their depiction of women and society in general, and the theories that underlie them. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Janet Brown

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022042884

Category: Drama

Page: 171

View: 522

A successor to Brown's 1979 Feminist drama, analyzes ten recent feminist plays in terms of their depiction of women and society in general, and the theories that underlie them. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Drama