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 ...
And it'ssad thatafter tenyears thereare somany people lookingatit fromtotally the wrongangle. 2 Years after that interview, there are still those who 'look at' feminist theatre from 'angles' which weren't intended or foreseen by its ...
To Each Her Own Lizbeth Goodman. representation ofwomen intheatreandpopular culture,the positioning ofthe femaleperformer withinthe physicaland theoretical dynamicof the 'gendered gaze',andthe attempt toconstruct and define new ways ...
But while practice and theory may work together on paper, they rarely do so in the street or on the stage. The discrepancy between vocabularies and priorities which has often been labelled 'the theory/practice divide'does complicate any ...
reveal a certain awareness of a feminist experience which has been inherited rather than created, and which she therefore sees from acertain perspective. Megan Terry comments on the male valuing of feminist work, while Gillian Hanna ...
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