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Magdalena experiment : International - Susan Bassnett

Magdalena experiment


Hardcover Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780854960163
Number Of Pages: 152

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The first International Festival of Women in Experimental Theatre, the Magdalena Project, took place in Cardiff in 1986. Fifteen countries were represented by 30 women. This illustrated volume documents the unique event and offers insight into the origins and organization of the workshop, probes into the problems of authority and power relations within the group, records individual training sessions and presents short profiles of each performer. The author explores some of the theoretical issues relating to women's theatre and the state of experimental theatre, which emerged from the festival.

Part 1 The birth of Magdalena: women's theatre past and present; third theatre - the women's story; Mary Magdalena - the archetypal performer; the captive waves. Part 2 Magdalena '86 - the first meeting: planning the festival; the shape of the festival; a Magdalena manifesto; the practitioners; performances, discussions, workshops; working with objects; recreating women; music and the voice; politics and plays; the second phase; Magdalena voices; the Magdalena performance; strength, silence and unresolved doubts. Part 3 The Magdalena project: the search for new directions; mothers and directors; nominatae filiae. Part 4 The future of women's theatre.

ISBN: 9780854960163
ISBN-10: 0854960163
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1