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Feminist Theatre Practice : A Handbook - Elaine Aston

Feminist Theatre Practice

A Handbook


Published: 11th March 1999
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"Feminist Theatre Practice" is a practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing or "seeing" gender. Designed to take the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre--from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance--this volume is grouped into three clear and instructive parts: Women in the Workshop; Dramatic Texts, Feminist Contexts; and Gender and Devising Projects. "A Handbook of Feminist Theatre Practice" encompasses the main elements of feminist theatre, whether practical or theoretical, covers topics such as the body, feminist working practices, the canon and feminist aesthetics.

Acknowledgementsp. x
Prologuep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Women in the Workshopp. 21
Feminist Directionsp. 23
Finding a Body, Finding a Voicep. 43
Enter Genderp. 57
Dramatic Texts, Feminist Contextsp. 79
'Cultural Sniping'p. 81
Past Tense, Present Tensep. 103
Activating the Feminist Scriptp. 122
Gender and Devising Projectsp. 141
Creating Textsp. 143
Re-Figuring Livesp. 159
Performing Your Selvesp. 171
to Make Your 'self'p. 191
Glossaryp. 195
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780415139250
ISBN-10: 0415139252
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 11th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1