Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook

Overview

Feminist Theatre Practice is a practical guide to theatre-making that explores the different ways of representing or 'seeing' gender. Designed to take the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre - from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into three clear and instructive parts: women in the workshop; dramatic texts, feminist contexts; and gender and devising projects.. "Orientated around the classroom/workshop, Feminist Theatre Practice ...
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Overview

Feminist Theatre Practice is a practical guide to theatre-making that explores the different ways of representing or 'seeing' gender. Designed to take the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre - from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into three clear and instructive parts: women in the workshop; dramatic texts, feminist contexts; and gender and devising projects.. "Orientated around the classroom/workshop, Feminist Theatre Practice encompasses the main elements of feminist theatre, whether practical or theoretical.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415139243
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/26/1999
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Prologue: handing on ideas 1
1 Introduction: 'stages' in feminist theory and practice 3
Pt. I Women in the workshop 21
2 Feminist directions 23
3 Finding a body, finding a voice 43
4 Enter gender 57
Pt. II Dramatic texts, feminist contexts 79
5 'Cultural sniping' 81
6 Past tense, present tense 103
7 Activating the feminist script 122
Pt. III Gender and devising projects 141
8 Creating texts 143
9 Re-figuring lives 159
10 Performing your selves 171
App to make your 'self' 191
Glossary 195
Notes 207
Bibliography 209
Index 216
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