Feminism and Theatre

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Feb 14, 2008 - Performing Arts - 176 pages
This classic study is both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre. The reissued edition features a new Foreword by Elaine Aston who examines the context in which Case's book was written, the influence it has had, subsequent developments in the field and the continued importance of the work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Feminist Deconstruction
5
2 Women Pioneers
28
3 Personal Theatre
46
4 Radical Feminism and Theatre
62
5 Materialist Feminism and Theatre
82
6 Women of Colour and Theatre
95
7 Towards a New Poetics
112
Notes
133
Bibliography
139
Index
145
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SUE-ELLEN CASE is Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in Theater, UCLA, USA.

ELAINE ASTON is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK where she teaches and researches feminist theatre, theory and performance, a field in which she is widely published. Her authored studies include An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1994); Caryl Churchill (1997/ 2001); Feminist Theatre Practice (1999) and Feminist Views on the English Stage (2003). She has co-edited four volumes of plays by women and, with Janelle Reinelt, co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (2000).

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