Women, Modernism, and Performance

Women, Modernism, and Performance

by Penny Farfan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521040981

ISBN-13: 9780521040983

Pub. Date: 10/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Women, Modernism, and Performance is an interdisciplinary study that looks at a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within - and in relation to - modern theatre history. Considering drama, fiction, and dance, as well as a range of performance events such as suffrage demonstrations, lectures, and a legal trial, Penny…  See more details below

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Women, Modernism, and Performance is an interdisciplinary study that looks at a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within - and in relation to - modern theatre history. Considering drama, fiction, and dance, as well as a range of performance events such as suffrage demonstrations, lectures, and a legal trial, Penny Farfan expands on theatre-historical narratives that note the centrality of female characters in male-authored modern plays but that do not address the efforts of women artists to develop alternatives both to mainstream theatre practice and to the patriarchal avant-garde.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521040983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1From 'Hedda Gabler' to 'Votes for Women' : Elizabeth Robins's early feminist critique of Ibsen11
2Feminist Shakespeare : Ellen Terry's comic ideal34
3Unimagined parts, unlived selves : Virginia Woolf on Ellen Terry and the art of acting49
4Staging the ob/scene65
5Writing/performing : Virginia Woolf between the acts89
6Feminism, tragedy, history : the fate of Isadora Duncan102

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