The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for the Stage and Screen

The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for the Stage and Screen

By: Jill Dolan (author)Paperback

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Based on her award-winning blog, The Feminist Spectator, Jill Dolan presents a lively feminist perspective in reviews and essays on a variety of theatre productions, films and television series-from The Social Network and Homeland to Split Britches' Lost Lounge. Demonstrating the importance of critiquing mainstream culture through a feminist lens, Dolan also offers invaluable advice on how to develop feminist critical thinking and writing skills. This is an essential read for budding critics and any avid spectator of the stage and screen.

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Jill Dolan is Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theatre at Princeton University, USA, where she is also Director of its programme in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre and The Feminist Spectator as Critic, among other books. She writes The Feminist Spectator blog at


Introduction PART I: ADVOCACY 1. Dynasty Handbag 2. The Kids are All Right 3. Dog and Pony Show 4. The Hurt Locker 5. Circumstance 6. Scandal 7. Young Adult 8. Girls and Tiny Furniture PART II: ACTIVISM 9. Mamma Mia! 10. Nurse Jackie 11. For Colored Girls 12. The Black Swan 13. The Social Network 14. The Hunger Games 15. Brave PART III: ARGUMENT 16. The Merchant of Venice 17. The Normal Heart 18. Children's Hour 19. Homeland 20. Porgy and Bess 21. Wit 22. Death of a Salesman 23. Clybourne Park 24. Tomboy PART IV: ARTISTRY 25. Friday Night Lights 26. Come Back, Little Sheba 27. Hair 28. Let Me Down Easy 29. Bridesmaids 30. Lost Lounge 31. Once 32. Jomama Jones 33. Midsummer Night's Dream 34. Your Sister's Sister PART V: HOW TO BE A FEMINIST CRITIC/SPECTATOR Suggestions for Further Reading Appendix Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137032898
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781137032898
  • weight: 314
  • ISBN10: 1137032898

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