A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance: On and Beyond the Stage (Worlds of Performance)

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance: On and Beyond the Stage (Worlds of Performance)

By: Carol L. Martin (editor)Paperback

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This work is a unique collection of key articles on feminist theatre and performance form The Drama Review (TDR). Carol Martin juxtaposes theory and practice to provide an exceptionally comprehensive overview of the development of feminist theatre. This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley. It also contains full performances texts by two of the most influential and controversial practiitioners of feminist theatre: Dress Suits to Hire by Holly Hughes and The Constant State of Desire by Karen Finley. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance is an essential purchase for students of theatre studies, performance studies and women's theatre.

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Contents

Introduction by Jill Dolan Part One: Theory 1. Art versus Business: the role of women in American Theatre 2. Women for Women 3.The WOW Cafe 4. Notes on Lesbian Theatre 5. Women at the Helm 6. Staging the Obscene Body 7. Brechtian Theory/Feminist Theory 8. Feminist Theory, Postructuralism and Performance 9. In Defence of the Discourse Part Two: Practice 10. Passing Language: ADS and Fires in the Mirror 11. Anna Deaveare Smith 12. Interview with Robbie McCauley 13. Holly Hughes 14. Reading Past the Heterosexual Imperative 15. Karen Finley 16. Motherhood According to Finley Part Three: Texts 17. Dress Suits to Hire 18. The Constant State of Desire

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/11/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780415106450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780415106450
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 0415106451

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