Women Theatre and Performance

Women  Theatre and Performance
Author: Kate Dorney,Maggie B B. Gale,Maggie Barbara Gale,Viv Gardner
Release: 2000
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0719057132
Language: en
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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.

Auto Biography and Identity

Auto Biography and Identity
Author: Maggie B B. Gale,Vivien Gardner,Viv Gardner
Release: 2004
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0719063329
Language: en
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Arguing that women use autobiography and performance for expression and as a means of controlling their public and private selves, the contributors of these 11 essays examine the lives and work of a variety of artists ranging from actors as working women in the eighteenth century to monologists and performance artists today. Subjects include several performers, including Alma Ellerslie, Kitty Marion, Ina Rozant, Susan Glaspell, Adrienne Kennedy, Emma Robinson, Lena Ashwell, Tilly Wedekind, Clare Dowie, Janet Cardiff, Tracey Emin, and, in an interview, Bobby Baker, as well as essays on Latina theater and lesbians as performers constructing themselves and their community. Annotation : 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance
Author: Carol Martin
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134844241
Language: en
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This work is a unique collection of key articles on feminist theatre and performance form The Drama Review (TDR). Carol Martin juxtaposes theory and practice to provide an exceptionally comprehensive overview of the development of feminist theatre. This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley. It also contains full performances texts by two of the most influential and controversial practiitioners of feminist theatre: Dress Suits to Hire by Holly Hughes and The Constant State of Desire by Karen Finley. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance is an essential purchase for students of theatre studies, performance studies and women's theatre.

Women as Hamlet

Women as Hamlet
Author: Tony Howard
Release: 2007-02-22
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780521864664
Language: en
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A study of actresses playing the role of Hamlet on stage and screen.

Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance

Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance
Author: Amy Lehman
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780786454716
Language: en
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Spiritualists in the nineteenth century spoke of the "Borderland," a shadowy threshold where the living communed with the dead, and where those in the material realm could receive comfort or advice from another world. The skilled performances of mostly female actors and performers made the "Borderland" a theatre, of sorts, in which dramas of revelation and recognition were produced in the forms of seances, trances, and spiritualist lectures. This book examines some of the most fascinating American and British actresses of the Victorian era, whose performances fairly mesmerized their audiences of amused skeptics and ardent believers. It also focuses on the transformative possibilities of the spiritualist theatre, revealing how the performances allowed Victorian women to speak, act, and create outside the boundaries of their restricted social and psychological roles.

Women in British Romantic Theatre

Women in British Romantic Theatre
Author: Catherine Burroughs
Release: 2000-11-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0521662249
Language: en
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First published in 2000, this collection of essays focuses on women theatre artists in the romantic period.

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre
Author: Shonagh Hill
Release: 2019-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781108485333
Language: en
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The rich legacy of women's contributions to Irish theatre is traditionally viewed through a male-dominated literary canon and mythmaking, thus arguably silencing their work. In this timely book, Shonagh Hill proposes a feminist genealogy which brings new perspectives to women's mythmaking across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performances considered include the tableaux vivants performed by the Inghinidhe na hireann (Daughters of Ireland), plays written by Alice Milligan, Maud Gonne, Lady Augusta Gregory, Eva Gore-Booth, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy, Paula Meehan, Edna O'Brien and Marina Carr, as well as plays translated, adapted and performed by Olwen Four. The theatrical work discussed resists the occlusion of women's cultural engagement that results from confinement to idealised myths of femininity. This is realised through embodied mythmaking: a process which exposes how bodies bear the consequences of these myths, while refusing to accept the female body as passive bearer of inscription through the assertion of a creative female corporeality.

Mythic Women real Women

Mythic Women real Women
Author: Lizbeth Goodman
Release: 2000
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0571191401
Language: en
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A collection of 16 pieces by British and American women writers comprising extracts from plays, poems and short stories chosen to examine the ways in which women are looked at and look at themselves, specifically relating to performance and writing. The collection will be a set text for an Open University course on Gender and Writing.

The Theatre Arts Audition Book for Women

The Theatre Arts Audition Book for Women
Author: Annika Bluhm
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781135871291
Language: en
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First published in 2003. The Theatre Arts Audition Books offer one hundred speeches from plays of the past twenty-five years, fifty in a volume for men, fifty in a volume for women. Each excerpt is preceded by a note situating the play and the selection. Speeches come from a wide range of plays, including David Mamet's Oleanna, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Jim Cartwright's Road, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, as well as plays by Anthony Minghella, Mark Ravenhill, Sue Townsend, Alan Ayckbourn, and others. Annika Bluhm has assembled two sparkling collections of monologues that will challenge and inspire the actor

Women s Romantic Theatre and Drama

Women s Romantic Theatre and Drama
Author: Keir Elam
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781351871181
Language: en
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As theatre and drama of the Romantic Period undergo a critical reassessment among scholars internationally, the contributions of women as playwrights, actresses, and managers are also being revalued. This volume, which brings together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, is a crucial step towards reclaiming the importance of women's dramatic and theatrical activities during the period. Writing for the theatre implied assuming a public role, a hazardous undertaking for women who, especially after the French Revolution, were assigned to the private, primarily domestic, sphere. As the contributors examine the covert strategies women used to become full participants in the public theatre, they shed light on the issue of women's agency, expressed both through the writing of highly politicized or ethicized drama, as in the case of Elizabeth Inchbald or Joanna Baillie, and through women's professional practice as theatre managers and stage producers, as in the case of Elizabeth Vestris and Jane Scott. Among the topics considered are women's history plays, domesticity, ethics and sexuality in women's closet drama, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers. Specialists in performance studies, Romantic Period drama, and women's writing will find the essays both challenging and inspiring.

Women Collective Creation and Devised Performance

Women  Collective Creation  and Devised Performance
Author: Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva,Scott Proudfit
Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Springer
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781137550132
Language: en
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This book explores the role and centrality of women in the development of collaborative theatre practice, alongside the significance of collective creation and devising in the development of the modern theatre. Tracing a web of women theatremakers in Europe and North America, this book explores the connections between early twentieth century collective theatre practices such as workers theatre and the dramatic play movement, and the subsequent spread of theatrical devising. Chapters investigate the work of the Settlement Houses, total theatre in 1920s’ France, the mid-century avant-garde and New Left collectives, the nomadic performances of Europe’s transnational theatre troupes, street-theatre protests, and contemporary devising. In so doing, the book further elucidates a history of modern theatre begun in A History of Collective Creation (2013) and Collective Creation in Contemporary Performance (2013), in which the seemingly marginal and disparate practices of collective creation and devising are revealed as central—and women theatremakers revealed as progenitors of these practices.

Wom Pol Per S Afr Thtre

Wom Pol Per S Afr Thtre
Author: Lizbeth Goodman
Release: 1999-08-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9780203990629
Language: en
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First published in 1999, 'Women, Politics and Performance in South African Theatre Today' is an important contribution to Performance.

Performing Women

Performing Women
Author: Nandi Bhatia
Release: 2010-10-28
Editor: OUP India
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0198066937
Language: en
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This book examines diverse modes of dramatic representation and performance--myth, folklore, ritual, and history, including everyday conversation--used by women to intervene in and challenge the agenda of social movements, which conceptualized women's emancipation but imagined their role as being primarily at the core of family life.

Performing Herself

Performing Herself
Author: Gilli Bush-Bailey
Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0719079217
Language: en
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This unique book contains the never-before-published script of the first ever one-woman show, written by Fanny Kelly. The script was performed in Britain in the 1830s and '40s, based on Kelly’s own experiences and offers a picture of the exuberant and often bizarre Georgian entertainment world. The performance text is introduced, edited, and explained by Gilli Bush-Bailey, who focuses 21st-century revisionist scholarship on Kelly’s story. It is an innovative contribution to the modern debate on biographical and autobiographical writing, while also serving as a valuable text for those who wish to study comedy and women’s performance. The materials and methods of the modern stand-up routine are already to be seen in this unusual text. This book will appeal to students and scholars who are involved in performance, theater history, or biography. It is also an accessible text for the interested general reader.

Women in Russian Theatre

Women in Russian Theatre
Author: Catherine Schuler
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781136155970
Language: en
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Women in Russian Theatre is a fascinating feminist counterpoint to the established area of Russian theatre populated by male artists such as Stanislavsky, Chekov and Meyerhold. With unprecedented access to newly-opened files in Russia, Catherine Schuler brings to light the actresses who had an impact upon Russian modernist theatre. Schuler brings to light the extradordinary lives and work of eight Russian actresses who flourished on the stage between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Women in American Musical Theatre

Women in American Musical Theatre
Author: Bertram E. Coleman,Bud Coleman,Judith A. Sebesta
Release: 2008-05-21
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 300
ISBN: UOM:39015077624610
Language: en
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"These essays examine the history of women in musical theatre, providing biographical descriptions; interpretations of their productions; and several accounts of how being a woman affected their careers"--Provided by publisher.

Difficult Women on Television Drama

Difficult Women on Television Drama
Author: Isabel C. Pinedo
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781000342895
Language: en
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Difficult Women on Television Drama analyses select case studies from international TV dramas to examine the unresolved feminist issues they raise or address: equal labor force participation, the demand for sexual pleasure and freedom, opposition to sexual and domestic violence, and the need for intersectional approaches. Drawing on examples from The Killing, Orange is the New Black, Big Little Lies, Wentworth, Outlander, Westworld, Being Mary Jane, Queen Sugar, Vida, and other television dramas with a focus on complex female characters, this book illustrates how female creative control in key production roles (direct authorship) together with industrial imperatives and a conducive cultural context (indirect authorship) are necessary to produce feminist texts. Placed within the larger context of a rise in feminist activism and political participation by women; the growing embrace of a feminist identity; and the ascendance of post-feminism, this book reconsiders the unfinished nature of feminist struggle(s) and suggests the need for a broader sweep of economic change. This book is a must-read for scholars of media and communication studies; television and film studies; cultural studies; American studies; sociology of gender and sexualities; women and gender studies; and international film, media and cinema studies.

Feminist Futures

Feminist Futures
Author: G. Harris,E. Aston
Release: 2006-04-13
Editor: Springer
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780230554948
Language: en
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This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and practitioners engaging in lively, cutting-edge debates on critical topics make this essential reading for students and scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Gender Studies.

Contemporary Japanese Women s Theatre and Visual Arts

Contemporary Japanese Women   s Theatre and Visual Arts
Author: Nobuko Anan
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Springer
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9781137372987
Language: en
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This book traces the history of 'girls' aesthetics,' where adult Japanese women create art works about 'girls' that resist motherhood, from the modern to the contemporary period and their manifestation in Japanese women's theatrical and dance performance and visual arts including manga, film, and installation arts.

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
Author: Dennis Kennedy
Release: 2010-08-26
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 689
ISBN: 9780199574193
Language: en
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Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.