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Contemporary Feminist Theatres : To Each Her Own - Lizbeth Goodman

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

To Each Her Own

Paperback Published: 25th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415073066
Number Of Pages: 328

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"Contemporary Feminist Theatre" is a major evaluation of the theatrical forms feminism has taken from 1968 up until today. Lizbeth Goodman provides an important and much-needed analysis of the development of feminist theatre in different cultures and on several continents. A stunningly comprehensive and interdisciplinary look at theatre practitioners, groups, texts and working practices, "Contemporary Feminist Theatre" is a landmark study of a field in which political theatre and practical feminism are successfully combined.

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"Goodman's book is full of great quotes, is useful as a factual resource, and above all show us many ways to make, and think about, feminist theatre different from our own.--The Women's Review of Books."

Series editors preface
List of illustrations
Introductionp. 1
Contemporary Feminist Theatresp. 14
Defining the terms of the discoursep. 14
Feminist theatre in contextp. 19
Feminist theatres since 1968p. 24
Sexual and cultural politicsp. 27
'Feminist theatre' versus 'women's theatre'p. 30
Toward a new definition of feminist theatre(s)p. 32
Feminist Theatres 1968-90p. 38
British feminist theatre surveyedp. 38
Collectives, co-operatives and the development of contemporary feminist theatresp. 49
Four Companiesp. 62
Women's Theatre Groupp. 62
Monstrous Regimentp. 69
Gay Sweatshopp. 73
Sirenp. 81
Common Working Methods of Feminist Theatresp. 88
Commissioned workp. 90
Commissioned-devised workp. 94
Commissioned-devised-collaborative workp. 100
Devised work by collectives and co-operativesp. 103
Collaborative writingp. 107
Lesbian Theatres and Theoretical Perspectivesp. 114
Lesbian theatre and feminist theatrep. 114
Themes and variationsp. 125
Black Feminist Theatres in Cultural Contextp. 148
The representation of black women in contemporary theatresp. 150
Theatre of Black Women, Talawa, Sistren, Black Mime Theatre Women's Troopp. 153
Texts and contexts: Gcina Mhlophe and Djanet Searsp. 174
New Directions in Feminist Theatre(s)p. 182
Performance art/theatrep. 182
The unperformed: rehearsed readingsp. 188
Reaching new audiencesp. 199
British Feminist Theatre in an International Contextp. 210
Practical problems and partial solutionsp. 210
Bringing practice together with theoryp. 222
Conclusionp. 241
Notesp. 244
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 301
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415073066
ISBN-10: 0415073065
Series: Gender & Performance
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 25th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.72  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1