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Women Stage Directors Speak: Exploring the Influence of Gender on Their Work
     

Women Stage Directors Speak: Exploring the Influence of Gender on Their Work

by Rebecca Daniels
 
Paperbound reprint of a 1996 work about which Book News wrote: Thirty-five contemporary women stage directors comment on gender and the theater, sharing their ideas about how being the "outsider" in a predominantly male field can be both an advantage and disadvantage. Researcher Daniels (co-founder, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, Oregon) compiles and

Overview

Paperbound reprint of a 1996 work about which Book News wrote: Thirty-five contemporary women stage directors comment on gender and the theater, sharing their ideas about how being the "outsider" in a predominantly male field can be both an advantage and disadvantage. Researcher Daniels (co-founder, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, Oregon) compiles and organizes a fascinating collection of insights into the backstage resistance facing women's leadership, and how women's predilections toward collaborative techniques and gender related themes can affect the processes of script selection, working with actors, and career development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
extensive and scholarly...recommended as an excellent and valuable addition to theater and women's studies collections
Choice
the directors are well chosen for their ability to examine their experiences in the theater. Recommended for all academic and professional libraries
Theatre Journal
quite thorough...fascinating and informative
Booknews
Thirty-five contemporary women stage directors comment on gender and the theatre, sharing their ideas about how being the "outsider" in a predominantly male field can be both an advantage and disadvantage. Researcher Daniels (co-founder, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, Oregon) compiles and organizes a fascinating collection of insights into the backstage resistance facing women's leadership, and how women's predilections toward collaborative techniques and gender related themes can affect the processes of script selection, working with actors, and career development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
“extensive and scholarly...recommended as an excellent and valuable addition to theater and women’s studies collections”—Library Journal; “the directors are well chosen for their ability to examine their experiences in the theater. Recommended for all academic and professional libraries”—Choice; “quite thorough...fascinating and informative”—Theatre Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786402359
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
255

Meet the Author

Rebecca Daniels was one of the founding members of the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon. She is currently an associate professor in the department of Performance and Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

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