New Theatre Quarterly 53 Volume 14 Part 1

New Theatre Quarterly 53  Volume 14  Part 1

Joanne Tompkins No 27 : Women Making Theatre for Social Change Papers from the 3rd International Women Playwrights Conference in Adelaide , July 1994 ; ed .

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521626900

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet to question dramatic assumptions.
Categories: Drama

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

... directly and uncompromisingly political in order to effect social change. All of these women make feminist theatre, according to someone's definition.

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134906963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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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

Applied Theatre Women and the Criminal Justice System

Applied Theatre  Women and the Criminal Justice System

Open Clasp has been making theatre for, with and about women since 1998, ... of social change, encouraging audiences to 'walk in the shoes of women ... most ...

Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262576

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Applied Theatre: Women and the Criminal Justice System offers unprecedented access to international theatre and performance practice in carceral contexts and the material and political conditions that shape this work. Each of the twelve essays and interviews by international practitioners and scholars reveal a panoply of practice: from cross-arts projects shaped by autobiographical narratives through to fantasy-informed cabaret; from radio plays to film; from popular participatory performance to work staged in commercial theatres. Extracts of performance texts, developed with Clean Break theatre company, are interwoven through the collection. Television and film images of women in prison are repeatedly painted from a limited palette of stereotypes – 'bad girls', 'monsters', 'babes behind bars'. To attend to theatre with and about women with experience of the criminal justice system is to attend to intersectional injustices that shape women's criminalization and the personal and political implications of this. The theatre and performance practices in this collection disrupt, expand and reframe representational vocabularies of criminalized women for audiences within and beyond prison walls. They expose the role of incarceration as a mechanism of state punishment, the impact of neoliberalism on ideologies of punishment and the inequalities and violence that shape the lives of many incarcerated women. In a context where criminalized women are often dismissed as unreliable or untrustworthy, the collection engages with theatre practices which facilitate an economy of credibility, where women with experience of the criminal justice system are represented as expert witnesses.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women s Contribution to Nineteenth century American Theatre

Women s Contribution to Nineteenth century American Theatre

Determined to convince the new nation to make changes that would prevent similar ... she continued to argue that women could only achieve social equality by ...

Author: Miriam López Rodríguez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437085548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Aquesta col·lecció d'assajos mostra els múltiples aspectes de la contribució que va fer la dona, al teatre americà del segle XIX. En aquest estudi s'ensenyen diversos tipus de dones i els rols que ocupen, així com reflecteix la manera que Susan Glaspell i Sophie Treadwell van ajudar a donar forma al teatre, entre moltes altres que escriurien dècades més tard.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Australasian Drama Studies

Australasian Drama Studies

Whether the act of women making theatre can be considered political or not , this
work suggests that in a number of countries women formulate social and political
change through the processes of cultural development . The changing nature of ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105017444402

Category: Drama


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Categories: Drama

The Arts Education and Social Change

The Arts  Education  and Social Change

After some time , the 31 DWM found that the theatre by women , for women ... economic activities that would make them self - reliant and prosperous .

Author: Mary Clare Powell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820463027

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Authors show that teaching of art stimulates social changes among the participants of the communities in the Far East and Africa, schools and community arts organizations. Attention is also given to how art can support the skills, confidence, and empowerment of the participants.
Categories: Education

Women in European Theatre

Women in European Theatre

Not all contemporary women playwrights are concerned with new aesthetics or transformation as opposed to recognition of persons. In a 'theatre society' ...

Author: Elizabeth Woodrough

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 94

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This volume is both a study of women as writers and performers in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, and a study of conditions in theatre as they affected women from the 17th century to the 1970s.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women Collective Creation and Devised Performance

Women  Collective Creation  and Devised Performance

The Rise of Women Theatre Artists in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries ... collective theatre-making, and its ties to movements for social change.

Author: Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137550132

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This book explores the role and centrality of women in the development of collaborative theatre practice, alongside the significance of collective creation and devising in the development of the modern theatre. Tracing a web of women theatremakers in Europe and North America, this book explores the connections between early twentieth century collective theatre practices such as workers theatre and the dramatic play movement, and the subsequent spread of theatrical devising. Chapters investigate the work of the Settlement Houses, total theatre in 1920s’ France, the mid-century avant-garde and New Left collectives, the nomadic performances of Europe’s transnational theatre troupes, street-theatre protests, and contemporary devising. In so doing, the book further elucidates a history of modern theatre begun in A History of Collective Creation (2013) and Collective Creation in Contemporary Performance (2013), in which the seemingly marginal and disparate practices of collective creation and devising are revealed as central—and women theatremakers revealed as progenitors of these practices.
Categories: Social Science

Women in Theatre 2 3

Women in Theatre 2  3

... “Vision of Community: Native Women Making Theatre” by Amethyst First Rider, ... in the forthcoming Feminists, Theatres, Social Change, edited by myself, ...

Author: Julia Pascal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135305369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre for Women s Participation in Sustainable Development

Theatre for Women   s Participation in Sustainable Development

Africana womanism is an ideology that was created and designed for women of ... which stands for Social Transformation Including Women in Africa (1994, pp.

Author: Beth Osnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136728464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in the development approach often favour the skill set of the development practitioner and are a mismatch with the traditional, gendered knowledge and skills many women who are living in poverty do have. This study explores three case studies from India, Ethiopia, and the Guatemala that have successfully used applied theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development. This interdisciplinary book has the opportunity to be the first to bring together the theory, scholarship and practice of theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development in an international context. This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this one planet in a just and equitable manner.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Transformation in Post conflict Nepal

Social Transformation in Post conflict Nepal

In one instance, a national newspaper wrote, 'women's access to decision making is necessary for social transformation in Nepal' (Kathmandu Post, ...

Author: Punam Yadav

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353904

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country with a complex traditional structure of caste, class, ethnicity, religion and regional locality and the experience of the ten-year of People’s War (1996-2006). Through extensive interviews with women in post-conflict Nepal, this book analyses the intended and unintended impacts of conflict and traces the transformations in women’s understandings of themselves and their positions in public life. It raises important questions for the international community about the inevitable victimization of women during mass violence, but it also identifies positive impacts of armed conflict. The book also discusses how the Maoist insurgency had empowering effects on women. The first study to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between armed conflict and social transformation from gender’s perspectives, this book is a major contribution to the field of transitional justice and peacebuilding in post-armed-conflict Nepal. It is of interest to academics researching South Asia, Gender, Peace and Conflict Studies and Development Studies.
Categories: Social Science

International Women Stage Directors

International Women Stage Directors

The WTG was committedto radical politics, collective work processes withall female productionteams,and social change using theatre(Tait, “Act ofForming ...

Author: Anne Fliotsos

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252095856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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A fascinating study of women in the arts, International Women Stage Directors is a comprehensive examination of women directors in twenty-four diverse countries. Organized by country, chapters provide historical context and emphasize how social, political, religious, and economic factors have impacted women's rise in the theatre, particularly in terms of gender equity. Contributors tell the stories of their home country's pioneering women directors and profile the most influential women directors practicing today, examining their career paths, artistry, and major achievements. Contributors are Ileana Azor, Dalia Basiouny, Kate Bredeson, Mirenka Cechová, Marié-Heleen Coetzee, May Farnsworth, Anne Fliotsos, Laura Ginters, Iris Hsin-chun Tuan, Maria Ignatieva, Adam J. Ledger, Roberta Levitow, Jiangyue Li, Lliane Loots, Diana Manole, Karin Maresh, Gordon McCall, Erin B. Mee, Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Claire Pamment, Magda Romanska, Avra Sidiropoulou, Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru, Alessandra Vannucci, Wendy Vierow, Vessela S. Warner, and Brenda Werth.
Categories: Performing Arts

Making a Spectacle

Making a Spectacle

Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women's Theatre Lynda Hart, Stephanie Arnold ... but it may also offer her greater potential for effecting social change .

Author: Lynda Hart

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472063898

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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The first scholarly collection to discuss the intersection of feminism and dramatic theory
Categories: Social Science

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage

... we are making work about. We are committed to social change and continue to work in partnership with health and social care professionals to this end.

Author: Jan Sewell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030238285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 846

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This book brings together nearly 40 academics and theatre practitioners to chronicle and celebrate the courage, determination and achievements of women on stage across the ages and around the globe. The collection stretches from ancient Greece to present-day Australasia via the United States, Soviet Russia, Europe, India, South Africa and Japan, offering a series of analytical snapshots of women performers, their work and the conditions in which they produced it. Individual chapters provide in-depth consideration of specific moments in time and geography while the volume as a whole and its juxtapositions stimulate consideration of the bigger picture, underlining the challenges women have faced across cultures in establishing themselves as performers and the range of ways in which they gained access to the stage. Organised chronologically, the volume looks not just to the past but the future: it challenges the very notions of ‘history’, ‘stage’ and even the definition of ‘women’ itself.
Categories: Performing Arts

Methods For Social Change

Methods For Social Change

Third phase – Forum Theatre Preparation If the topic is already given ... could change in the process); Female roles are distributed to women, ...

Author: Andreea-Loredana Tudorache

Publisher: A.R.T. Fusion



Page: 163

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What awaits the reader in this guide is actually an ambitious initiative. It is based on years of experience of the Association A.R.T. Fusion (Romania) in working with Theatre of the Oppressed and it’s inspired by the project Africa - Europe focused on Forum Theatre: “Act for What You Believe”. The manual gives the reader a chance to know in detail the methodology Image and Forum Theatre, elaborated and applied in recent years by A.R.T. Fusion; concrete examples of FT and IT; detailed guidelines for working with Forum Theatre and Image; detailed guidelines for the Joker role; contact details of multipliers with experience in Europe and Africa that can provide free advice in working with these methods for beginners.

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

La Casa Rosa CAFAMI hired Daniel Carlton, a bilingual theatre director from New York who has worked on theatre for social change projects with Latino ...

Author: Lara D. Nielsen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230278318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women s Circus

Women s Circus

I was tired of demonstrations and campaigns and wanted to find another way of working for social change that included my theatre skills .

Author: Adrienne Liebmann

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1875559558

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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'The Women's Circus' is a community-based theatrical group structured around feminist principles. One hundred women are actively engaged in training workshops throughout the year, learning music, circus skills and ways of regaining control over their bodies. They are jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, technicians, musicians, designers, trainers and administrators who come together for the major annual performance each November. Whether you want to join the circus or be simply an armchair acrobat, the women in this book can tell you how it's done from women involved in every area, photographs, recipes, poetry, diagrams and much more.
Categories: Fiction

Theatre in Search of Social Change

Theatre in Search of Social Change

According to Burns ( 1984 : 171 ) , the group in its short history has undergone a
number of changes in objectives . Its work ... Therefore more attention was paid to
the process of making theatre as a means of analysis in order to ease the
procedure of problem solving , than to the ... marriage , status of women , wife
beating , dignity of manual labour , importance of unity , literacy , health and
nutrition , etc .

Author: C. P. Epskamp


ISBN: UOM:39015019471625

Category: Developing countries

Page: 209

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This book investigates the educative role of theater in processes of social change and development, and considers how to evaluate the use of theater as a small-scale medium in realizing development projects based on a participatory or interventionist model. The book is in three major parts. Following an introduction and an introductory chapter, the first part (The Historical Antecedents of 'Theater for Development) is concerned with the formation of theories which form the basis of the book's approach. Part 2 (From Traditional to Popular Theater: Historical Case Studies from Asia, Latin America and Africa) consists of a description of the historical development of theater as an educative medium in development processes in the Third World. Part 3 (Theater for Development: Performing Arts as Instruments of Intervention) presents a number of descriptions of theater used in clearly defined development projects. The book's 12 chapters are as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Development and Change: People's Participation in Adult Education; (3) Popular Theater from a Social Scientific Point of View; (4) Popular Theater from an Educative Point of View; (5) Popular Theater from a Theater Historical Point of View; (6) Traditional Media for Publicity and Information Campaigns: Wayang Theater on Java and Bali; (7) Adult Education and 'Teatro Campesino' in Latin America: Mexico as an Example; (8) African Universities Hit the Road: From Travelling Theater to Theater for Development; (9) Theatrical Forms: Puppeteers and Crooners Participating in Mass Campaigns; (10) Learning Approaches: Shifting from Sector Policy in National Campaigns to Target Group Policy in Local Development Projects; (11) Target Groups: NGOs and the Marginalized Rural and Urban Poor; and (12) Conclusions. Thirteen pages of notes and a 23-page bibliography are attached. (SR)
Categories: Developing countries

Women and the Making of the Modern House

Women and the Making of the Modern House

A Social and Architectural History Alice T. Friedman ... the members of the Little Theatre under the direction of Maurice Browne and Ellen van Volkenburg.

Author: Alice T. Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117892

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Investigates how women patrons of architecture were essential catalysts for innovation in domestic architectural design. This book explores the challenges that unconventional attitudes and ways of life presented to architectural thinking, and to the architects themselves.
Categories: Architecture