Contemporary Feminist Theatres: To Each Her Own
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.
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I L L U S T R A T I O N S 1 A theatreofherown:GillianHannaasShakespeare's Sister, Monstrous Regiment, 1982 2 Hazel Maycock as the androgynous Fool in Lear's Daughters, WTG, 1987/8 3 Jude WinterinSiren Theatre Company's production of ...
1 A theatre of her own: Gillian Hanna as Shakespeare's Sister, Monstrous Regiment, 1982 A materialist feminist analysis provides the best framework for this kind of study, though the influence of socialist and cultural feminist ...
... formation of thefirst feminist theatregroups, and endswith a discussion offouroftheearliest British feminist theatre groups whicharestill in operation in 1992: Women's Theatre Group, Monstrous Regiment, Gay Sweatshop, and Siren.
Gillian Hanna: When you talk about [Monstrous Regiment] as a feministgroup, you have to makea distinction between the organizational structure ofthe company andthe workthat appearedonthe stage. TheRegiment was established on the basis ...
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