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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This project was made possible by and must therefore be dedicated to the many women who devoted their time and resources to the interviews, discussions, and workshops which enrich the materialof this book. Thanksalone are not enough; ...
Laterchaptersexamine'texts and contexts'by comparingplays andtheviews ofplaywrights from variousculturesandbyextending thescope of discussion from'theatre' totheatres as individualized formsof(feminist) representation, 'performed' in ...
The disjunction between academic and practical approaches tothe making and viewing of feminist theatre becomesevident evenin the attempt to definethe terms for discussion. For example, though nearly all ofthe women interviewed forthis ...
F E MIN I STT HE A TR E IN C O NT E XT In discussion of the mechanisms and politics of theatre production, Bertolt Brecht wrote that the traditional framing of culturalandartisticstandards'leads toageneralhabitofjudging works ...
Discussion is here limited to that feminist theatre written, directed and performed by women in the theatre since 1968. F E MIN IST THEA TR ESSI N C E 1 9 68 There areseveralreasonsfor choosing 1968asastartingpoint.
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