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

This interdisciplinary study considers a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within--and in relation to--modern theatre history. Penny Farfan identifies the different objectives, strategies, possibilities, and limitations of feminist-modernist performance practice. She focuses on Henrik Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Ellen

Overview

This interdisciplinary study considers a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within--and in relation to--modern theatre history. Penny Farfan identifies the different objectives, strategies, possibilities, and limitations of feminist-modernist performance practice. She focuses on Henrik Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Ellen Terry, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Edith Craig, Radclyffe Hall, and Isadora Duncan.

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

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. From 'Hedda Gabler' to 'Votes for Women': Elizabeth Robins's early feminist critique of Ibsen; 2. Feminist Shakespeare: Ellen Terry's comic ideal; 3. Unimagined parts, unlived selves: Virginia Woolf on Ellen Terry and the art of acting; 4. Staging the ob/scene; 5. Writing/performing: Virginia Woolf between the acts; 6. Feminism, tragedy, history: the fate of Isadora Duncan; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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