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The feminist spectator in action : feminist criticism for the stage and screen

Author: Jill Dolan
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Dolan
ISBN: 9781137032898 1137032898 9781137032904 1137032901
OCLC Number: 823011154
Description: ix, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jill Dolan.
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