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Stage women, 1900--50 : female theatre workers and professional practice

Author: Maggie B Gale; Kate Dorney
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents cutting-edge historical and cultural essays in the field of women, theatre and performance. It explore women's networks of professional practice in the performance industries between 1900 and 1950, with a focus on women's sense and experience of professional agency in an industry largely controlled by men.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie B Gale; Kate Dorney
ISBN: 9781526136862 1526136864
OCLC Number: 1089930612
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front matter; Contents; List of figures; Contributors; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Female theatre workers in the social and theatrical realm; 'Believe me or not': Actresses, female performers, autobiography and the scripting of professional practice; Female networks: Collecting contacts with Gabrielle Enthoven; Past the memoir: Winifred Dolan beyond the West End; Offstage labour: Actresses, charity work and the early twentieth-century theatre profession; 'Very much alive and kicking': The Actresses' Franchise League from 1914 to 1928 Defending the body, defending the self: Women performers and the law in the 'long' Edwardian periodPart II Women and popular performance; Emotional and natural: The Australian and New Zealand repertoires and fortunes of North American performers Margaret Anglin, Katherine Grey and Muriel Starr; Lily Brayton: A theatre maker in every sense; Aerial star: Lillian Leitzel's celebrity, agency and her performed femininity; Ellen Terry: The art of performance and her work in film; Mabel Constanduros: Different voices, voicing difference; The odd woman: Margaret Rutherford; Index
Responsibility: edtied by Maggie B. Gale and Kate Dorney.

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