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A sourcebook of feminist theatre and performance : on and beyond the stage

Author: Carol Martin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Worlds of performance.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance brings together key articles first published in The Drama Review (TDR), to provide an intriguing overview of the development of feminist theatre and performance. Divided into the categories of "history," "theory," "interviews," and "text," the materials in this collection allow the reader to consider the developments of feminist theatre through a variety of
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Martin
ISBN: 0415106443 9780415106443 0415106451 9780415106450
OCLC Number: 34584026
Description: xix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: History. Art versus business: the role of women in American theatre / Helen Krich Chinoy --
Women for women / Charlotte Rea --
The WOW cafe / Alisa Solomon --
Notes on lesbian theatre / Emily L. Sisley --
Women at the helm: in leadership posts once reserved for men, they're challenging our assumptions about sex and power / Misha Berson --
Part II: Theory. Bearing witness: Anna Deavere Smith from community to theatre to mass media / Carol Martin --
In defense of the discourse: materialist feminism, postmodernism, poststructuralism ... and theory / Jill Dolan --
Motherhood according to Karen Finley: The Theory of total blame / Lynda Hart --
Brechtian theory/feminist theory: toward a gestic feminist criticism / Elin Diamond --
Reading past the heterosexual imperative: Dress suits to hire / Kate Davy --
Feminist theory, poststructuralism, and performance / Peggy Phelan --
Part III: Interviews. Anna Deavere Smith: the word becomes you / Carol Martin --
Robbie McCauley: Obsessing in public / Vivian Patraka --
Holly Hughes: polymorphous perversity and the lesbian scientist / Rebecca Schneider --
Karen Finley: a constant state of becoming / Richard Schechner --
Part IV: Texts. Dress suits to hire / Holly Hughes, Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw --
The Constant state of desire / Karen Finley.
Series Title: Worlds of performance.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Martin.
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