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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The spacetodoallthis within feminism(s), orfromwithin feminist perspective(s),isonewhich narrows and fills withotherproblems and agendasvery quickly.It's a space whichneedsconstantclearing. Each feminist theatre opensout to create ...
Rather than filter the study through any one feminist perspective, I consider a multiplicity of different perspectives and positions. This approach allows the work of individual playwrights to be evaluated on its own terms.
... developing feminist perspectives on theatres of the past as well as on modern feministtheatre.Ittakesits contemporary examples primarily from American theatre, and as such might be read as an important sister volume to this book.
Itzin has contributed a history of political theatre informed by a feminist perspective. Jill Davis has compiled thefirst comprehensive accounts oflesbian theatreand performance andhaseditedtwo important volumes of lesbian plays.
But I suppose in a way [my work with]Talawa is exceedingly feminist, iftobe feminist means to lookat things from a feministperspective or a female perspective. NtozakeShange: I have been a feminist writereversince I started.
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