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Women, Theatre and Performance: New Histories, New Historiographies
     

Women, Theatre and Performance: New Histories, New Historiographies

by Maggie B B. Gale (Editor), Viv Gardner (Editor), VIV Gardner (Editor)
 

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This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse,

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This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.

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Inaugurating a series of feminist perspectives on identifying performance and historiographical practice, and developing new methodological approaches and theoretical models for the theater, contributors from England, the US, Canada, and Ireland explore such topics as gender, geography, and theatrical space; Wilhemine Schr<:o>der-Devrient as Wagner's theatrical muse; women's playwriting in the contemporary British theater; and constructing history in and . Distributed in the US by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719057120
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Women, Theatre and Performance Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie B. Gale is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

Viv Gardner is Professor in Theatre Studies at the University of Manchester.

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