Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women

Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women

by Leslie Crawford Hurley
     
 

Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women addresses gender issues and the «creating» of gender in contemporary theatre (1970s-1990s) by British and American women. This book’s foci are the biological-essentialism vision of the gender category, Woman, as well as the deconstruction of gender as presented in plays and performance

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Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women addresses gender issues and the «creating» of gender in contemporary theatre (1970s-1990s) by British and American women. This book’s foci are the biological-essentialism vision of the gender category, Woman, as well as the deconstruction of gender as presented in plays and performance art by women. Artists discussed include Beth Henley, Sarah Daniels, Pam Gems, Jane Chambers, Peggy Shaw, and Holly Hughes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820445977
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
American University Studies
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
60.00(w) x 87.50(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: A Critical Overview1
1Feminism and The Gestation Drive in Plays by Pam Gems17
Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi17
Loving Women28
2The Family Play and Beth Henley's Pageants39
Characterization and the Family-Play Tradition39
The Miss Firecracker Contest41
The Debutante Ball47
3Language, Myth, and Essentialism: Joan Schenkar's The Lodger55
An Essentialist Fantasy: History (Re)Invented55
The Adversary58
Time and Language: Irrelevancies59
The Rules of Revenge62
4The Lesbian in Realism65
Ousting the Rebel66
The Lesbian Society in Plays of Realism75
5Performance Art83
Holly Hughes's World Without End84
Peggy Shaw's You're Just Like My Father93
Afterword99
Notes103
Bibliography107
Index113

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