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 book is concerned with the evolution and development not of 'women's theatre', but more specifically of 'feminist theatre', defined as political theatre oriented toward change, produced by women with feminist concerns, a definition ...
2 Years after that interview, there are still those who 'look at' feminist theatre from 'angles' which weren't intended or foreseen by its makers. Many people approach feminism and feminist theatre, even today, as if theseterms ...
5 Such words can be adopted as mottos for feminist theatre work, in many different cultural contexts and generations.Theyaredidactic and perhapsalsonaive, yetbothexpress a desire to subvert expectation, to enable or initiate positive ...
Empirical informationisthus compiledandpresented asa base for,and possible counter to, theplethora oftheories which can inform the study of feminist theatres. Theargumentcanbe summarizedasfollows: the feministtheatreswhich initially ...
Interms of theexisting'canon' of women's and feminist theatre studies,SusanBassnett's work is most substantial: sheoffersthefirst coherent applicationsof semiotic theorytowomen'stheatre (as opposedto feminist theatre), aswellas critical ...
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