Post-war British Drama.
By: Wandor, Michelene.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2003Edition: 2.Description: 1 online resource (289 p.).ISBN: 9780203451113.Subject(s): Domestic drama, English | English drama | English drama-- 20th century-- History and critici | Families in literature | Family in literature | Feminism and literature | History | History and criticism | Influence | Literature and society | Sex role in literature | World War, 1939-1945Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Post-war British Drama: Looking Back in GenderDDC classification: 822/.91409 LOC classification: PR739.S45W34 2001ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I; 1 The imperative of gender; Orlando''s tea-party; To be or not to be (gendered); The imperative of gender; 2 The imperative of context: family and gender; After the war was over; Public and private; PART II; 3 The 1950s; Good causes. Displacement: kitchen sink and psyche; LOOK BACK IN ANGER; Men, authority and the state; WAITING FOR GODOT; Political causes: Communism and the Jewish family; CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY, ROOTS, I''M TALKING ABOUT JERUSALEM; The outsider at the door; THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Voices from the distaff side: mother and daughterA TASTE OF HONEY; Women and myth; THE SPORT OF MY MAD MOTHER; Women and emancipation; EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS, PLAY WITH A TIGER; Men and the military; SERJEANT MUSGRAVE''S DANCE; 4 The 1960s; Military homosexuality; A PATRIOT FOR ME; Behind the lace curtains; ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE; Suburbia fights back; LOOT; Respectable lesbians; THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE; Beginning to come out; STAIRCASE; Urban violence; SAVED; 5 The Lady Macbeth syndrome - The 1950s and 1960s: conclusions; 6 The Royal Smut-Hound; PART III; 7 New contexts
Sexual politicsAlternative theatres; Who works where: writers and the rest; Gender and playwriting; Cross-dressing and gender; Feminist dynamics: radical, bourgeois and socialist feminism; 8 A theatrical legacy; Mother on a pedestal - a doubtful chivalry; THE MOTHER; PART IV; 9 The 1970s; Whose territory?; VAGINA REX AND THE GAS OVEN; On female territory; RITES; Womb envy; OCCUPATIONS; Whose public school?; SLAG; The sexual psyche; AC/DC; Whose sexual freedoms?; LAY-BY; Biology and property values; OWNERS; Gender and creativity: the Ophelia syndrome; TEETH ''N'' SMILES; Gender and the Left
DESTINYRites of passage; ONCE A CATHOLIC; Utopias; CLOUD NINE; Daring loves; BENT; Chronicling gender; THE ROMANS IN BRITAIN; 10 The 1970s: conclusions; PART V; 11 The 1980s; Ireland, imperialism and language; TRANSLATIONS; Taking gender out of the ring; TRAFFORD TANZI; Foreign customs; TIBETAN INROADS; Cleaning up the act; STEAMING; The right legacy; MAYDAYS; Pornographics; MASTERPIECES; Myth revisited; THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE; 12 The 1980s: conclusions; PART VI; 13 The 1990s; Down on the estate; BEAUTIFUL THING; New urban disaffection; SHOPPING AND FUCKING; Intellectual life; COPENHAGEN
New brutalismCLEANSED; 14 The 1990s: conclusion; PART VII; 15 Turning the tables; 16 Coda; Serendipities and alter egos; PASSION PLAY; Home and away; HOUSE and GARDEN; Epilogue; Select bibliography; Index
In this extensively revised and updated edition of Michelene Wandor''s classic work Look Back in Gender, Wandor takes another provocative look at a selection of key British plays from the last fifty years.
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