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The Routledge reader in gender and performance

Author: Lizbeth Goodman; Jane De Gay
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. ©1998
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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance blends some of the most influential and widely-known work on gender and performing arts, with exciting and provocative new writings in the field. A must for anyone interested in theatre and performance art, this collection addresses complex questions about gender, from the history of women's involvement in the theatre to modern preoccupations with the body. Divided  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lizbeth Goodman; Jane De Gay
ISBN: 0415165830 9780415165839 0415165822 9780415165822
OCLC Number: 38199689
Description: xxv, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: gender and performance / Lizbeth Goodman ----
PART I. THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THEATRE. 1. Introduction to Part One / Katharine Cockin ---
Naming names: an overview of women in theatre, 1500-1900 / Jane de Gay ---
Unpicking the tapestry: the scholar of women's history as Penelope among her suitors / Lisa Jardine ---
Finding a tradition: feminism and theatre history / Elaine Aston ---
The history of Shakespeare's unruly women / Penny Gay ---
Cross-dressing, the theatre and gender struggle in early modern England / Jean E. Howard ----
PART II. WOMEN TAKING THE STAGE: THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THEATRE 1660-1960. 7. Introduction to part two / Gerry Harris ---
8. English actresses in social context: sex and violence / Elizabeth Howe ---
9. Occupational hazards: women playwrights in London, 1660-1800 / Ellen Donkin ---
10. The social dynamic and 'respectability' / Tracy C. Davis ---
11. The new woman in the new theatre / Viv Gardner ---
12. A need for reappraisal: women playwrights on the London stage, 1918-58 / Maggie B. Gale ----
PART III. THE CHANGING STATUS OF WOMEN IN THEATRE. 13. Introduction to part three / Susan Bassnett ---
14. Innocent flowers no more: the changing status of women in theatre / Julie Holledge ---
15. What share of the cake? The employment of women in the English theatre (1987) / Caroline Gardiner ---
16. What share of the cake now? The employment of women in the English theatre (1994) / Jennie Long ---
17. Notes on sharing the cake / Sarah Werner ---
18. Archiving, documenting and teaching women's theatre work / Linda Fitzsimmons ---
19. Devising (women's) theatre as meeting the needs of changing times / Alison Oddey ---
20. Back to the future: a view from 1997 / Carole Woddis ----
PART IV. FEMINIST APPROACHES TO GENDER IN PERFORMANCE. 21. Introduction to part four / Susan Melrose ---
22. Feminist theories: paying attention to women / Gayle Austin ---
23. Towards a new poetics / Sue-Ellen Case ---
24. Toward a black feminist criticism / Barbara Smith ---
25. Writing the absent potential: drama, performance and the canon of African-American literature / Sandra L. Richards ----
PART V. GENDERING THE BODIES OF PERFORMANCE AND CRITICISM. 26. Introduction to part five: cross-dressing and women's theatre / Lesley Ferris ---
27. Cross-dressing, sexual representation and the sexual division of labour in theatre / Michelene Wandor ---
28. Dress codes, or the theatricality of difference / Marjorie Garber ---
29. Demythologizing the femme fatale: Wilde's Salome / Gail Finney ----
PART VI. COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES AND CULTURES. 30. Introduction to part six / Claire MacDonald ---
31. British feminist theatres: to each her own / Lizbeth Goodman ---
32. The legacies of feminist theatres in the USA / Charlotte Canning ---
33. Inventions and transgressions: a fractured narrative on feminist theatre in Mexico / Kirsten F. Nigro ---
34. Women in Russian theatre / Vera Shamina ---
35. Women, feminism and South African theatre / Miki Flockemann ---
36. Feminism in Australian theatre / Peta Tait ----
PART VII. FEMINISMS, SEXUALITIES, SPACES AND FORMS. 37. Introduction to part seven / Jane Adshead-Lansdale ---
38. Women's performance art: feminism and postmodernism / Jeanie K. Forte ---
39. Dance criticism: feminism, theory and choreography / Janet Wolff ---
40. Feminist strategies for the study of dance / Alexandra Carter ---
41. Gender and performance: classical Indian dancing / Mandakranta Bose ---
42. Reclaiming the discourse of camp / Moe Meyer ---
43. Performing sexuality in psychic space / Mick Wallis ----
PART VIII. RECEPTION AND REVIEWING. 44. Introduction to part eight / Susan Bennett ---
45. Visual pleasure and narrative cinema / Laura Mulvey ---
46. Sexual indifference and lesbian representation / Teresa de Lauretis ---
47. From: Bodies that Matter: on the Discursive Limits of 'Sex' / Judith Butler ---
48. The discourse of feminisms: the spectator and representation / Jill Dolan ---
49. Reception theory, gender and performance / Stephen Regan ---
50. Multi-media: feminist performance using multimedia technologies / Susan Kozel ----
Afterword / Lois Weaver.
Other Titles: Gender and performance
Responsibility: edited by Lizbeth Goodman with Jane de Gay.
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'What is valuable about this volume is its diversity and eclecticism. The book will be a useful resource, particularly for the teaching of feminist theatre and performance.' - New Theatre Quarterly

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