An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre / Edition 1

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre / Edition 1

by Elaine Aston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415087694

ISBN-13: 9780415087698

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre.
In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including:

• Feminism and theatre history

• 'M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and

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Overview

At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre.
In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including:

• Feminism and theatre history

• 'M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre

• Black women: shaping feminist theatre

• Performing gender: a materialist practice

• Colonial landscapes
Feminist thought is changing the way theatre is taught and practised. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415087698
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Background: Feminism and theatre studies1
2Finding a Tradition: Feminism and theatre history15
3Feminist Theories of Representation: The case against realism35
4M/Othering the Self: French feminist theory and theatre45
5Staging Feminism(s)57
6Black Women: Shaping feminist theatre78
7Performing Gender: A Materialist Practice92
8The 'Prisonhouse of Criticism': Susan Glaspell109
9'Bodily Harm'120
10Colonial Landscapes133
11Performing Romantic Criticism: Case study and conclusion142
Bibliography151
Index163

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