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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Author : Lizbeth Goodman
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This comprehensive volume reviews women's contributions to theatre history and examines how theatre has represented women over the centuries.

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Author : Lizbeth Goodman
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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance presents the most influential and widely-known, critical work on gender and performing arts, together with exciting and provocative new writings. It provides systematically arranged articles to guide the reader from topic to topic, and specially linked articles by scholars and teachers to explain key issues and put the extracts in context. This comprehensive volume: * reviews women's contributions to theatre history * includes contributions from many of the top academics in this discipline * examines how theatre has represented women over the centuries * introduces readers to major theoretical approaches and more complex questions about gender, the body and cross-dressing * offers an international perspective, including material from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance

Author : Jane de Gay
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The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance brings together for the first time a comprehensive collection of extracts from key writings on politics, ideology, and performance. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and including new writings from leading scholars, the book provides material on: * post-coloniality and performance theory and practice * critical theories and performance * intercultural perspectives * power, politics and the theatre * sexuality in performance * live arts and the media * theatre games.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance

Author : Paul Allain
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Discussing some of the pivotal questions relating to the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies, this engaging, easy-to-use text is undoubtedly a perfect reference guide for the keen student and passionate theatre-goer alike.

Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women

Author : Jane De Gay
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Annotation This book offers a unique insight into the creative processes of a selection of women performers working in a variety of forms - live performance art, multi-media, new media technologies, video and radio, as well as stage drama. As the book reveals, these performers are all, in diverse ways, seeking to shape the languages of theatre in ways that enable them to speak for themselves. There is an international, culturally diverse focus to the work, introducing feminist theories in an accessible way, investigating performance possibilities offered by new media technologies, and including extracts from performance texts.

Performing Women

Author : Alison Oddey
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Alison Oddey's interviews with prominent performing women span generations, cultures, perspectives, practice and the best part of the twentieth century, telling various stories collectively. Stand-ups, 'classic' actresses, film and television personalities, experimental and 'alternative' practitioners discuss why they want to perform, what motivates them, and how their personal history has contributed to their desires to perform. Oddey's critical introductory and concluding chapters analyse both historical and cultural contexts and explore themes arising from interviews. These include sense of identity, acting as playing (recapturing and revisiting childhood), displacement of roots, performing, motherhood and 'being', performing comedy, differences between theatre, film and television performance, attitudes towards and relationships with audiences, and working with directors. The prominent subtext of motherhood reveals a consciousness of split subjectivities with and beyond performance.

Casting Gender

Author : John T. Warren
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Casting Gender puts forward a vision of theatre, storytelling, and the performance of the everyday function within the lived spaces of its performers and audiences, asking how women artists/scholars embody meaning, carry social value, and constitute possible identities. Drawing on scholarship in intercultural communication, performance studies, women's studies, and cultural studies, this collection of new, critically informed research advances our understanding of how theater works as intercultural communication and as a vehicle for change. Casting Gender offers varied locations and sites of research, highlighting the rich diversity of women's cultural identities, roles, and societal positions. This book moves beyond the western-centered nature of intercultural performance and intercultural communication theory and practice by creating a forum for nonwestern voices.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Author : Bonnie G. Smith
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'The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History' is a comprehensive four-volume set covering all aspects of women's history throughout the world from prehistoric times to the present day. It is comprised of both biographical entries and detailed survey articles across a wealth of historical topics.

Shakespeare Feminism and Gender

Author : Kate Chedgzoy
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Over the last quarter-century, feminist criticism of Shakespeare has greatly expanded and enriched the range of interpretations of the Shakespearean texts, their original historical location, and subsequent reinterpretation. Characteristically it weaves between past and present, driven by a commitment both to intervene in contemporary cultural politics and to recover a fuller sense of the sexual politics of the literary heritage. Collecting together essays which offer detailed accounts of particular plays with others that take a broader overview of the field, this Casebook showcases the range of critical strategies used by feminist criticism, and illustrates how vital attention to the politics of gender and sexuality is to a full understanding and appreciation of Shakespearean drama.

The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance

Author : Lizbeth Goodman
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The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance brings together a collection of extracts from key writings on politics, ideology, and performance.