Staging Black Feminisms: Identity, Politics, Performance / Edition 1

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Staging Black Feminisms explores the development and principles of black British women's plays and performance since the late Twentieth century. Using contemporary performance theory to explore key themes (such as migration, motherhood, sexuality, and mixed race identity), it offers close textual readings and production analysis of a range of plays, performance poetry and live art works by practitioners, including Patience Agbabi, Jackie Kay, Valerie Mason John, Winsome Pinnock, Jacqueline Rudet, Debbie Tucker Green, Dorothea Smartt, Su Andi, and Susan Lewis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403986405
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Series: Performance Interventions Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNETTE GODDARD is a Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

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Table of Contents

• Introduction
• Black British Women and Theatre: An Overview
• Black Feminist Performance Aesthetics
• Winsome Pinnock's Migration Narratives
• Jacqueline Rudet (Re)Writing Sexual Deviancy
• Jackie Kay and Valerie Mason-John's Zamis, Lesbians and Queers
• Black Mime Theatre Women's Troops
• Solo Voices: Performance Art, Dance and Poetry
• Black Feminist Futures?
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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