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Acting out : feminist performances

Acting out : feminist performances

Author: Lynda Hart; Peggy Phelan
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Both a critical account of contemporary feminist performance and illustration of its depth and diversity, Acting Out is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, sexual difference, queer theory, or the politics of contemporary performance. Contributors include Philip Auslander, C. Carr, Kate Davy, Joyce Devlin, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Hillary Harris, Lynda Hart, Lynda M. Hill, Julie Malnig, Vivan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Performance art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Acting out.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Hart; Peggy Phelan
ISBN: 0472094793 9780472094790 0472064797 9780472064793
OCLC Number: 27430358
Description: vi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Caught in the act of social definition : On the road with Anna Deavere Smith / Sandra L. Richards --
From Lady Dick to ladylike : the work of Holly Hughes / Kate Davy --
Cherrie Moraga's "Shadow of a Man" : touching the wound in order to heal / Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano --
Desire cloaked in a trenchcoat / Jill Dolan --
Identity and seduction : lesbians in the mainstream / Lynda Hart --
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts : the taboo art of Karen Finley / C. Carr --
"Telling the Awfullest Truth" : an interview with Karen Finley / C. Carr --
Resisting Thatcherism : the monstrous regiment and the school of hard Knox / Janelle Reinelt --
Siren theatre company : politics in performance / Joyce Devlin --
The women's experimental theatre : transforming family stories into feminist questions / Julie Malnig, Judy C. Rosenthal --
Split britches in Split Britches : performing history, vaudeville, and the everyday / Vivian M. Patraka. See the big show : spiderwoman theater doubling back / Rebecca Schneider --
Toward a lesbian theory of performance : refunctioning gender / Hilary Harris --
Robbie McCauley : speaking history other-wise / Raewyn Whyte --
Staging Hurston's life and work / Lynda M. Hill --
"Brought to you by fem-rage" : stand-up comedy and the politics of gender / Philip Auslander --
Is she or isn't she? : Madonna and the erotics of appropriation / Amy Robinson --
Mimesis, mimicry, and the "true-real" / Elin Diamond --
White men and pregnancy : discovering the body to be rescued / Peggy Phelan.
Responsibility: Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan, editors.


For more than two decades, feminist theatre troupes, playwrights, comedians, and performance artists have challenged convention, raised consciousness, and provoked controversy. Acting Out is the  Read more...


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