Taking Center Stage: Feminism in Contemporary U. S. Drama

Taking Center Stage: Feminism in Contemporary U. S. Drama

by Janet Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810824485

ISBN-13: 9780810824485

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Successor to the author's ground-breaking Feminist Drama (1979; hailed by CHOICE as "... an admirable example of the new feminist scholarship"), this new book describes the evolution of contemporary American feminist thought since that volume appeared and traces its themes in a cross-section of contemporary plays. Brown develops new and more encompassing

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Successor to the author's ground-breaking Feminist Drama (1979; hailed by CHOICE as "... an admirable example of the new feminist scholarship"), this new book describes the evolution of contemporary American feminist thought since that volume appeared and traces its themes in a cross-section of contemporary plays. Brown develops new and more encompassing definitions of feminism and feminist drama applicable to the wealth of theory and drama that has appeared since 1979. Giving voice to silenced women, glorifying those defined by the patriarchy as marginal, and propounding a feminist ethic based on respect for the environmental context and for the concrete, everyday world are among the central concerns of the new feminist drama. Plays by Jane Chambers, Caryl Churchill, Darrah Cloud, Kathleen Collins, Holly Hughes, Marsha Norman, David Rabe, Ntozake Shange, and Jane Wagner receive close textual analysis in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810824485
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
177
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.61(d)

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