Venus in Fur

Author: David Ives

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823039

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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‘You don’t have to tell me about sadomasochism. I’m in the theatre.’ Enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan appears unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek. She’s determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part. Over one evening in downtown Manhattan their charged meeting becomes a seductive dance to the end. Intoxicating, erotic, highly charged, Venus In Fur is a dark comedy about desire, fantasy, and love.

Violent Women in Contemporary Theatres

Staging Resistance

Author: Nancy Taylor Porter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319570064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 410

View: 446


This book brings together the fields of theatre, gender studies, and psychology/sociology in order to explore the relationships between what happens when women engage in violence, how the events and their reception intercept with cultural understandings of gender, how plays thoughtfully depict this topic, and how their productions impact audiences. Truthful portrayals force consideration of both the startling reality of women's violence — not how it's been sensationalized or demonized or sexualized, but how it is — and what parameters, what possibilities, should exist for its enactment in life and live theatre. These women appear in a wide array of contexts: they are mothers, daughters, lovers, streetfighters, boxers, soldiers, and dominatrixes. Who they are and why they choose to use violence varies dramatically. They stage resistance and challenge normative expectations for women. This fascinating and balanced study will appeal to anyone interested in gender/feminism issues and theatre.

Transnational Exchange in Early Modern Theater

Author: Robert Henke,Eric Nicholson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754662815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 1487


Emphasizing a performative and stage-centered approach, this book considers early modern European theater as an international phenomenon. Early modern theater was remarkable both in the ways that it represented material and symbolic exchanges across borders but also in the ways that it enacted them. In analyzing theater as a medium of dialogic communication, the volume emphasizes cultural relationships of exchange and reciprocity more than unilateral encounters of hegemony and domination.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author: Daniel G. Marowski,Roger Matuz

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810344150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 4782


Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790174

Category: Reference

Page: 1792

View: 4449


"A comprehensive, one-volume desk reference created in cooperation with Encyclopædia Britannica®. Features more than 2.5 million words, 25,000 clear and precise articles, over 1700 illustrations, and 225 maps. Includes pronunciations."\\