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Performing women : female characters, male playwrights, and the modern stage

Author: Gay Gibson Cima
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993.
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'Some feminists criticize male playwrights for misrepresenting and thereby victimizing women through patriarchal narratives; other feminists applaud selected male playwrights as creators of "universal" women's roles. In this bold and imaginative book, Gay Gibson Cima delineates previously unacknowledged complexities in the relationship between male playwrights and female characters in the modern theatre. That  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cima, Gay Gibson, 1948-
Performing women.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607793987
Online version:
Cima, Gay Gibson, 1948-
Performing women.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)621402512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Gibson Cima
ISBN: 0801428742 9780801428746 0801483379 9780801483370
OCLC Number: 28182929
Description: xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ibsen and the critical actor --
Strindberg and the transformational actor --
The Brecht Collective and the parabolic actor --
Pinter and the cinematic actor --
Shepard and the improvisational actor --
Beckett and the Nō actor.
Responsibility: Gay Gibson Cima.

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