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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Key issues include conventions ofrepresentation, the politicsofthe theatre industry, performers' working conditions, the relationship between biography andperformance changing interpretationsof gender, and the intersections ...
It is developed throughout in relation to factorssuch aspopular culturalvalue, thestatusofthe theatre as an art form and 'platform', and the relationship between women's work in the theatre and in academia. The valuing of women's work ...
... fromthestage invarious culturesandatvarious pointsin history, and theorizes a relationship between men's perceptions of women in life (as dissemblers, perpetual actors) andthe conflationofthe costume withthe actress.
The relationship of lesbian experience visą vis heterosexualexperience is'theatrically' expressedthrough thesociallysubversive actof'comingout'. Coming out and the struggle of some lesbian and heterosexual mothers for 'care and ...
8 WhatDolan has identifiedisthe partial andcomplicated relationship betweencritical theoryand feminist theoryin performance.Inthiscontext,the theory of 'the death of the author' can operatewithandforthestudy of feminist theory ...
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