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Performing feminisms : feminist critical theory and theatre

Author: Sue-Ellen Case
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1990.
Series: A Johns Hopkins paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Performing feminisms.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1990
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue-Ellen Case
ISBN: 0801839688 9780801839689 0801839696 9780801839696
OCLC Number: 20492365
Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Sexual indifference and lesbian representation / Teresa de Lauretis --
"Lesbian" subjectivity in realism : dragging at the margins of structure and ideology / Jill Dolan --
Frame-up : feminism, psychoanalysis, theatre / Barbara Freedman --
Hélène Cixous's 'Portrait de Dora' : the unseen and the un-scene / Sharon Willis --
Refusing the romanticism of identity : narrative interventions in Churchill, Benmussa, Duras / Elin Diamond --
The cult of true womanhood : toward a womanist attitude in African-American theatre / Glenda Dickerson --
'A raisin in the sun' : anniversary of an American classic / Margaret Wilkerson --
The female subject in Chicano theatre : sexuality, "race," and class / Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano --
Beyond Brecht : Britain's new feminist drama / Janelle Reinelt --
Feminism and the Jewish subject in the plays of Sachs, Atlan, and Schenkar / Vivian Patraka. Unbodied figures of desire (on 'Troilus and Cressida) / Carol Cook --
Playing the woman's part : feminist criticism and Shakespearean performance / Lorraine Helms --
Anti-historians : women's roles in Shakespeare's histories / Phyllis Rackin --
Painting women : images of femininity in Jacobean tragedy / Laurie A. Finke --
Beatrice-Joanna and the rhetoric of love in 'The changeling' / Sara Eaton --
Women's performance art : feminism and postmodernism / Jeanie Forte --
Performative acts and gender constitution : an essay in phenomenology and feminist theory / Judith Butler --
Gender ideology and dramatic convention in progressive era plays, 1890-1920 / Judith Stephens --
Travesty and transgression : transvesticism in Shakespeare, Brecht and Churchill / Anne Herrmann --
The female entertainment tradition in medieval Japan : the case of 'Asobi' / Ying-Hee Kim Kwon.
Series Title: A Johns Hopkins paperback
Responsibility: edited by Sue-Ellen Case.


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A valuable, provoking, important addition to any theatre scholar or practitioner's library, especially since feminist theory is a relative newcomer to the world of theatre. Ariel

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