Feminist Futures? : Theatre, Performance, Theory

By: Harris, GeraldineContributor(s): Aston, Elaine, ProfessorMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPerformance Interventions: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006Description: 1 online resource (258 p.)ISBN: 9780230554948Subject(s): Feminist drama, English | Feminist drama, English - History and criticism | Feminist theater | Feminist theater | Women in the theater | Women in the theaterGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminist Futures? : Theatre, Performance, TheoryDDC classification: 792.082 LOC classification: PN1590.W64 F44 2006ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Feminist Futures and the Possibilities of 'We'?; 2 Navigating Postfeminism: Writing Out of the Box; 3 Citizenship and Gender in Asian-British Performance; 4 Curious Feminists; 5 'Bad Girls' and 'Sick Boys': New Women Playwrights and the Future of Feminism; 6 Predicting the Past: Histories and Futures in the Work of Women Directors; 7 The Screens of Time: Feminist Memories and Hopes; 8 Africa Lives On in We: Histories and Futures of Black Women Artists; 9 The Politics of the Personal: Autobiography in Performance
10 Performing in Glass: Reproduction, Technology, Performance and the Bio-Spectacular11 'It is Good to Look at One's Own Shadow': A Women's International Theatre Festival and Questions for International Feminism; 12 Gendering Space: The Desert and the Psyche in Contemporary Australian Theatre; 13 Angry Again? - New York Women Artists and Feminist Futures; Bibliography; Index
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Feminist Futures and the Possibilities of 'We'?; 2 Navigating Postfeminism: Writing Out of the Box; 3 Citizenship and Gender in Asian-British Performance; 4 Curious Feminists; 5 'Bad Girls' and 'Sick Boys': New Women Playwrights and the Future of Feminism; 6 Predicting the Past: Histories and Futures in the Work of Women Directors; 7 The Screens of Time: Feminist Memories and Hopes; 8 Africa Lives On in We: Histories and Futures of Black Women Artists; 9 The Politics of the Personal: Autobiography in Performance

10 Performing in Glass: Reproduction, Technology, Performance and the Bio-Spectacular11 'It is Good to Look at One's Own Shadow': A Women's International Theatre Festival and Questions for International Feminism; 12 Gendering Space: The Desert and the Psyche in Contemporary Australian Theatre; 13 Angry Again? - New York Women Artists and Feminist Futures; Bibliography; Index

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.

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GERALDINE HARRIS is Professor of Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, UK. She has published widely on female performance and performativity including Staging Femininities (1999). Her more recent book Beyond Representation focuses on the politics and aesthetics of television drama. She also works as a devisor, writer, director and adapter.

ELAINE ASTON is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK. She has published extensively on feminist theatre and performance, and her major works include An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1997) and Feminist Views on the English Stage (2003). With Geraldine Harris, she leads the AHRC funded research project on Women's Writing for Performance.

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