Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works : Critical Essays

By: Friedman, SharonMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2008Description: 1 online resource (301 p.)ISBN: 9780786452392Subject(s): American drama -- History and criticism | English drama -- History and criticism | Feminism and theater | Feminist theater | Women in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works : Critical EssaysDDC classification: 792.082 LOC classification: PN1590.W64 F46 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. Classical Theater and Myth; All Is Not Right in the House of Atreus; The Philomela Myth as Postcolonial Feminist Theater; Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses; The Political Is Personal; II. Shakespeare and Seventeenth Century Theater; Lear's Daughters and Sons; The Feminist Playwright as Critic; Transgressive Female Desire and Subversive Critique in the Seventeenth Century Canon; Reconfiguring the Text and the Self
III. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Narratives and Reflections: The Romance, The Novel, and The EssayOutside the Law; Expressions of "Lust and Rage"; A Mystical Place Called Grand Isle; SITI Company's Room; IV. Modern Drama; Deconstructing (A Streetcar Named) Desire; Nora's Journey Through a Century of Feminisms to the Postmodern Stage of Mabou Mines DollHouse; Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index
Summary: Re-visioning the classics, often in a subversive mode, has evolved into its own theatrical genre in recent years, and many of these productions have been informed by feminist theory and practice. This book examines recent adaptations of classic texts (produced since 1980) influenced by a range of feminisms, and illustrates the significance of historical moment, cultural ideology, dramaturgical practice, and theatrical venue for shaping an adaptation. Essays are arranged according to the period and genre of the source text re-visioned: classical theater and myth (e.g. Antigone, Metamorphoses), Shakespeare and seventeenth-century theater (e.g. King Lear, The Rover), nineteenth and twentieth century narratives and reflections (e.g. The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, A Room of One''s Own), and modern drama (e.g. A Doll House, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. Classical Theater and Myth; All Is Not Right in the House of Atreus; The Philomela Myth as Postcolonial Feminist Theater; Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses; The Political Is Personal; II. Shakespeare and Seventeenth Century Theater; Lear's Daughters and Sons; The Feminist Playwright as Critic; Transgressive Female Desire and Subversive Critique in the Seventeenth Century Canon; Reconfiguring the Text and the Self

III. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Narratives and Reflections: The Romance, The Novel, and The EssayOutside the Law; Expressions of "Lust and Rage"; A Mystical Place Called Grand Isle; SITI Company's Room; IV. Modern Drama; Deconstructing (A Streetcar Named) Desire; Nora's Journey Through a Century of Feminisms to the Postmodern Stage of Mabou Mines DollHouse; Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index

Re-visioning the classics, often in a subversive mode, has evolved into its own theatrical genre in recent years, and many of these productions have been informed by feminist theory and practice. This book examines recent adaptations of classic texts (produced since 1980) influenced by a range of feminisms, and illustrates the significance of historical moment, cultural ideology, dramaturgical practice, and theatrical venue for shaping an adaptation. Essays are arranged according to the period and genre of the source text re-visioned: classical theater and myth (e.g. Antigone, Metamorphoses), Shakespeare and seventeenth-century theater (e.g. King Lear, The Rover), nineteenth and twentieth century narratives and reflections (e.g. The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, A Room of One''s Own), and modern drama (e.g. A Doll House, A Streetcar Named Desire).

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Sharon Friedman is a professor at the Gallatin School, New York University.

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