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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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The first in a new annual series, Women, Theatre and Performance that will consist of themed volumes on diverse aspects of women's engagement with theatre and performance. Ranging across three hundred years the essays in this volume address key questions in women's theatre history and retrieve a number of hitherto 'hidden' histories of women performers. Resituates

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The first in a new annual series, Women, Theatre and Performance that will consist of themed volumes on diverse aspects of women's engagement with theatre and performance. Ranging across three hundred years the essays in this volume address key questions in women's theatre history and retrieve a number of hitherto 'hidden' histories of women performers. Resituates women's, largely neglected, creative contribution within theatre and cultural history and seeks to challenge orthodox readings of both history and text. Topics 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:
9780719057137
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Women, Theatre and Performance Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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

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

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