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 study focuses on British feminist theatre groups and individual practitioners working since 1968 in relation to contemporary feminist theory and critical practice, and also in relation to the social and economic circumstances of the ...
While feminist theories of cultural representation do inform the study of feminist theatre in important ways, they may also overshadow the theatre by imposing values not necessarily shared by practitioners.
In Chapter 1, different approachesto the term 'feministtheatre'by playwrights, practitioners, and critics arecompared by way ofintroductionto the ideaofamultiplicityof feminismsandfeminist theatres.In particular, feminist theatre as ...
possible divisions between practitioners and academics or theorists is the subject of this chapter, in which the focus is on finding aworkable definition oftheterm 'feministtheatre' which incorporates,or atleast considers and represents ...
the outset, however, it is important to point to the wide variety of approaches to the term 'feminist' among the practitioners interviewed and studied. The following setof quotations should give some indication ofthe diversity ...
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