Maria Irene Fornes And Her Critics

Maria Irene Fornes And Her Critics

by Assunta B. Kent
     
 

This first book dedicated to US-Cuban playwright/director Maria Irene Fornes is a lucid theoretical, historical, and production-oriented study of Fornes' published works and their critical legacy. Kent argues that most critics, including a range of theatre feminists, have yet to fully explicate the incisive social critique presented in Fornes' work. Examining the

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This first book dedicated to US-Cuban playwright/director Maria Irene Fornes is a lucid theoretical, historical, and production-oriented study of Fornes' published works and their critical legacy. Kent argues that most critics, including a range of theatre feminists, have yet to fully explicate the incisive social critique presented in Fornes' work. Examining the complex relationships between Fornes' aesthetic innovations and her unconventional social politics, Kent presents a comprehensive, contextualized study of Fornes work and the critics' response.

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A study of the works of Cuban-born contemporary playwright Fornes, emphasizing the continuities in her themes. Part I provides a historical and critical survey of encounters between Fornes and critics, and introduces the theoretical underpinnings of the author's feminist approach to Fornes' work. Part II surveys her life and works, and examines critical and audience responses to her major plays. Of interest to professionals in theater, as well as historians, feminist scholars, and social change theorists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313297359
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Series:
Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies Series, #70
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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