An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre

By: Elaine Aston (author)Paperback

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At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre. In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including: * Feminism and theatre history * 'M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre * Black women: shaping feminist theatre * Performing gender: a materialist practice * Colonial landscapes Feminist thought is changing the way theatre is taught and practised. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.

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1. Background: Feminism and Theatre Studies Part I: Feminist Approaches to Theatre 2. Finding a Tradition: Feminism and Theatre History 3. Feminist Theories of Representation: The Case Against Realism 4. M/Othering the Self: French Feminist Theory and Theatre 5. Staging Feminism(s) 6. 'Black Women': Shaping Feminist Theatre 7. Performing Gender: A Materialist Practice Part II: Case Studies 8. The 'Prisonhouse of Criticism': Susan Glaspell 9. 'Bodily Harm' 10. Colonial Landscapes 11. Performing Romantic Criticism: Case Study and Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780415087698
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780415087698
  • weight: 248
  • ISBN10: 0415087694

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