Wendy Wasserstein: Dramatizing Women, Their Choices and Their Boundaries

Wendy Wasserstein: Dramatizing Women, Their Choices and Their Boundaries

By: Gail Ciociola (author)Paperback

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Although Wasserstein calls herself a humanist, her works reflect a political rhetoric, if cloaked in humor, that she herself could not imagine to be anything but feminist. Shaped by literal, cultural, and materialistic feminist theory, Wasserstein illustrates the impact of the women's movement on the lives of her female characters. The five major works, with their near-sequel effect, let us see her characters' college years, mid-twenties, mid-thirties and middle age. Through the use of a newly devised critical context called fem-en(act)ment, or textual or performance drama that is guided by feminist disposition thematically and stylistically, the author here allows for a fresh reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

About Author

Gail Ciociola is an adjunct instructor of drama and poetry at Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786423170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780786423170
  • ISBN10: 078642317X

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