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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I knowfrom experience thattheterm isuseddifferently intheUnitedStates andBritain, andfrom one generationof women to another.This being thecase,it is notpracticaltoexpect (much less demand) clarityor uniformity of opinionina ...
Oftheexisting body ofliterature on themesrelating, evenmarginally, to contemporary feminist theatres, most has focused on women's roles in the theatre prior to the twentieth century and on 'writing women into theatrehistory'.
Several other women have contributed to thestudyofwomenin Britishtheatre, including SusanTodd (withhercollection ... man's view of woman, as exemplified in traditional representations of thatinfamousinvention, the 'NewWoman'.
Mostimportantlythis firsthalfofthechapter comparesdifferent definitions oftheterms 'women's theatre' and 'feminist theatre'. It argues that any purely theoretical definition of 'feminist theatre' will be limited; that a newdefinition of ...
Theterm 'feminist'tends notto describe adequatelythe theatresmade by black women in contemporary societies.Thework of Theatre of Black Women,Talawaand Sistrenisdiscussed, and thatofBlack Mime TheatreWomen'sTroop is examinedin some ...
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