The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

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Lizbeth Goodman, Jane de Gay
Routledge, 31.01.2002 - 360 Seiten
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.

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Introduction Gender in Performance
1
Part One The history of women in theatre
17
The history of women in theatre 16601960
53
Part Three The changing status of women in theatre
85
Part Four Feminist approaches to gender in performance
129
Part Five Gendering the bodies of performance and criticism
163
Part Six Comparative perspectives and cultures
187
Part Seven Feminisms sexualities spaces and forms
229
Part Eight Reception and reviewing
263
Bibliography and suggested further reading
305
Index
325
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