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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Each formof feminism andof theatre can bestudiedinrelation to theidea that 'feminist theatre' is itselfa form of cultural representation influenced bychangesinthegeographies of feminism, women's studies,economics, politics, ...
I argue that potentiallydivisive social movementsandfeminist ideashave influenced thedevelopment of feminist theatreswiththeresult that diversityand difference havecreated a rangeofvery different formsoffeminist theatresand cultural ...
Canthe term meanthe same thing, ormean anything, when itisanalysed by, aswellasin relation to,women whose experiences are influenced by race and class difference? In whatways can differences between women, and between feminisms and ...
Yetthe reception of the playbythe audience in live performance(as opposed to the readers of the play text) will also be informedand influenced byother factors. Inlive performance, the spectator becomesthe active subject interpreting ...
These multipleidentitieswill tendto influence each individual'sways of seeing plays.Each spectatorhas a different positionin relationto the playin performance, depending upon physical proximityto the playing space andinfluenced by ...
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