Feminist Stages: Interviews with Women in Contemporary British Theatre / Edition 1

Feminist Stages: Interviews with Women in Contemporary British Theatre / Edition 1

by Lizbeth Goodman
     
 

Feminist Stages draws together the voices of more than fifty women currently working in the theatres of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
It asks provocative questions: What is Feminism? Does gender matter in the theatre? Is there a "female" or "feminist" way of working in the theatre? Are things changing for women in the theatre today

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Overview

Feminist Stages draws together the voices of more than fifty women currently working in the theatres of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
It asks provocative questions: What is Feminism? Does gender matter in the theatre? Is there a "female" or "feminist" way of working in the theatre? Are things changing for women in the theatre today?
These women speak across generations, sometimes at cross purposes. They speak from individual positions with regard to race, class, sexuality and regional identity, and approaches to performance.
About the Author and Researcher
Lizbeth Goodman is Lecturer (Theatre Studies/Gender Studies specialist) at the Open University. She also produces and directs comedy at the Gate Theatre, London.
Jane de Gay is a Research Assistant working on the Gender, Politics, Performance Research Project (chaired by Lizbeth Goodman for the Open University). She is also completing at Ph.D. study about the work of Virginia Woolf.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718658725
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Series:
Contemporary Theatre Studies Series
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Feminist Stages: An Introduction1
Pt. IFeminist Stages from 1968 into the 1970s
Ann Jellicoe19
Pam Gems24
Gillian Hanna32
Bryony Lavery40
Elizabeth MacLennan47
Kathleen McCreery52
Nancy Diuguid59
Kate Owen66
Louise Page70
Annie Castledine76
Tasha Fairbanks80
Genista McIntosh86
Michelene Wandor90
Pt. IIFeminist Stages of the 1980s
Sarah Daniels99
Polly Teale103
Jules Wright107
Jill Greenhalgh and Susan Bassnett on the Magdalena Project115
Yvonne Brewster121
Penny Casdagli of Neti-Neti Theatre128
Bernardine Evaristo on Theatre of Black Women132
Charlotte Keatley137
Fiona Shaw142
Juliet Stevenson147
Diana Quick153
Harriet Walter156
Sue Pomeroy162
Clare Venables169
Claire MacDonald172
Sue Parrish and the Sphinx (formerly Women's Theatre Group)176
Betty Caplan182
Pt. IIIFeminist Stages of the 1990s
Denise Wong195
Kristine Landon-Smith of Tamasha201
The Hairy Marys207
Emilyn Claid210
Morwenna Banks216
Victoria Worsley220
Mara de Wit223
Deborah Levy227
Nina Rapi234
Deborah Baddoo240
Anna O245
Jackie Kay251
Peta Lily260
Women's Issues Theatre267
Sharon Morgan on Welsh Women's Theatres272
Charabanc Theatre Company on Irish Women's Theatres278
The MsFits, on Scottish Women's Theatres283
Carole Woddis289
Conclusion: An Interviewer Talks Back295
Afterword: 'Guerillas in the Mist': Sightings of, and Observations on Feminists in British Theatre303
Select Chronology of Plays by Women: 1958 to the present309
Index321

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