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Unmaking mimesis : essays on feminism and theater

Author: Elin Diamond
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a series of provocative readings of theatre theory and feminist performance Diamond demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elin Diamond
ISBN: 0415012287 9780415012287 0415012295 9780415012294 9780203358900 0203358902
OCLC Number: 34745895
Description: xvi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Unmaking mimesis. 1. Realism's hysteria: disruption in the theater of knowledge --
pt. II. Gestic feminist criticism. 2. Brechtian theory/feminist theory: toward a gestic feminist criticism. 3. Gestus, signature, body in the theater of Aphra Behn. 4. Caryl Churchill's plays: the gestus of invisibility --
pt. III. Toward a feminist postmodern. 5. Identification and mimesis: the theater of Adrienne Kennedy. 6. Performance and temporality: feminism, experience, and mimetic transformation.
Responsibility: Elin Diamond.
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